Q&A: What Advocates Should Know About Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Records

Executive Summary

Along with health reform implementation, the adoption of health information technology and electronic health records provide additional ways to improve healthcare quality and efficiency, cut costs, and update health systems. But what is health information technology and what can (or should) it do to improve the health needs of low-income populations and other communities experiencing health disparities? What do advocates need to know about this technology that could help to improve health status? Read on to learn more.

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