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Recent developments in the healthcare industry have meant that patient and disease specific data is now more important than ever. This is because EMRs backed by health information exchanges across the nation have simplified the exchange of lab reports, tests, scans, prescribed medication, patient clinical history and even billing related information. This has greatly streamlined the decision making process for clinicians because they have instant access to the relevant patient information, without having to wait or request information from different sources. Most important, innovation in health IT has led to improved analysis and comparison of clinical information. Healthcare professionals are now able to extract information related to specific diseases, patient habits and clinical outcomes from different sources in a matter of seconds. The U.S government has been ... (more)

Emergence of Usability as a Key Factor in EHR Adoption

As a result of the advent of Health Information Exchange (HIE) stemming from technological innovation, wider adoption of Electronic Health Records has tremendously enhanced care delivery. Technological development is iterative, requiring constant modifications to upgrade and improve previous versions. Changes in Health IT such as ICD-10 implementation and Meaningful Use compliance have overwhelmed healthcare providers. More crucially, this has provided a strong base to further develop the industry. Experts now believe that the industry has reached a tipping point where focus on ... (more)