The entire point of information technology is to make our lives easier, to enable effective data transmission, leverage pooled resources and automate for the common good. Given Claris Networks’ extensive experience in the health and medical information technology industry, this is especially obvious to us. An article in Information Week
by Marianne McGee pinpoints nine specific ways nationwide health IT adoption and electronic medical records systems will improve patient care.
1. Mobile E-Prescribing
“98,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical mistakes. E-prescribing applications allow doctors to check on patient's medication history, allergies, potential adverse interaction with other drugs,” ultimately saving lives.