Health information technology (health IT) has the potential to positively change the way we provide and receive healthcare.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office (HHS) of the National Coordinator (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration's health IT effort. We recently launched a new website, http://www.healthit.gov to create an online space where we can break down the complex subject of health IT for everyone.
With health IT, you and your providers can improve the quality of our nation's healthcare. Health IT ensures a secure and easy way to access all the necessary and most up-to-date health information to both you and your provider.
Health IT... 1) Allows healthcare providers to better the quality of healthcare they provide you.
2) It also helps you easily manage and participate in your healthcare.