International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

An Exploratory Study of Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Records on Improving Quality of Patient Care
John M. Woosley, Arshia Khan

This paper explores the relationship and use of health information technology in the modern healthcare industry. Specifically, we identify the connection between health information and the quality of care patients receive. Electronic health records are one technology currently being employed as a means of controlling health care costs, better managing patient information, and enhancing patient care. Given the limited number of practitioners and facilities that have currently implemented such systems, it is important to explore the extent to which EHR systems are being utilized and the impact such systems are truly having on the quality of care and patient outcomes.

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