Summary of the article Ever since the HITECH Act was implemented the use of

Summary of the article ever since the hitech act was

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Summary of the article Ever since the HITECH Act was implemented, the use of electronic health records has immensely increased. Adaption of EHRs has strengthened hospital security. In essence, patients with criminal records from the past can now be monitored efficiently if needed since threat assessment can be conducted easily with regards to the data stored in the EHRs. Additionally, hospitals are now able to improve patient safety as well as advancing their care strategies through the use of electronic healthcare records. Moreover, the HITECH Act has made it possible for the essential use of the standard. In essence, according to the Centers for disease control and Prevention (CDC), essential use of the standard has numerous pillars that are essential in showcasing the importance of the HITECH Act. They include; protection of personal health records, enhancing care coordination, improving efficiency, quality of services and reducing any disparities within the healthcare, and so forth (Malafronte et al., 2018). Therefore, the HITECH Act has been promoting common features that facilitate data exchange and it has also changed the culture associated with accessing clinical information by transmitting them electronically.
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  • Fall '19
  • Electronic health record, HITECH

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