Information technology (IT) is a major driver of innovation and economic growth. Health IT promises to revolutionize health care by improving the quality and containing the costs of care. For the American health care system to benefit from advances in IT, it must adopt electronic health records (EHRs). An EHR contains the complete medical history of a patient, including a full listing of illnesses, laboratory tests, treatments, drugs administered, and allergies.
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