Discussion: Health Information Technology

To prepare for this Discussion, locate an article or section from a credible publication, health resource or website that relates to one of the following topics:

  • Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Personal Health Records (PHRs)

For example, the chosen news article could describe the controversy around the use of PHR.

Examples of publications, health resources, and websites are as follows:

  • Magazines and newspapers (e.g., the New York Times)
  • News updates from government sites such “In the News” at the National Institute of Health site, or “Science News” at the National Institute of Mental Health site, or Health IT websites such as the following:
    • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology website
    • eHealth Initiative reports
    • Health Affairs – The Benefits of Health Information Technology: A Recent Review of the Recent Literature Shows Predominantly Positive Results
    • Government Health IT website
    • Healthcare IT News website
    • Health IT Buzz blog
    • HIMSS Foundation Industry Reports
    • WhiteHouse.gov – Presidential Proclamation on National Health Information Technology Week
    • Health Resources and Services Administration – Health IT Adoption Toolbox
    • National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

    Post a brief summary (1-2 paragraphs) of the article for your peers covering the main points. How does your topic impact patients and providers?

  • https://www.nih.gov/

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

https://www.healthit.gov/

https://www.ehidc.org/articles/reports

https://www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/30/3

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/category/resource-…

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/