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September 15, 2010

Moving Toward HITECH Healthcare: EHR Adoption at the Dawn of a New Era

The national healthcare landscape is changing. Health reform has brought about a transformation that will impact the way that healthcare is delivered, the way it is paid for and the way it is accessed. But even before the sweeping changes of health reform, our nation’s healthcare system began a transformation. For years, the healthcare sector has lagged behind other industries in its adoption of technology despite the potential of health information technology to improve the quality and efficiency of care. Early in 2009, this trend began to change.