Friday, December 19, 2008

More States Moving Toward Health IT Implementation

According to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), more states are moving toward health IT (HIT) implementation, recognizing its impact on improving the quality of care, while lowering costs.

The report shows that between 2007 and 2008, more than 370 HIT bills were introduced at the state level, three times more than the number introduced between 2005 and 2006.

Supporters of HIT cite improvements it can make in patient record-keeping and the prevention of duplicate records.

Source: Healthcare IT News

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