Making technology work for patients, hospitals are converting their existing medical records to electronic health records and connecting lab with radiology with the emergency department and much more . This ensures doctors, nurses and others caring for patients have access to the most up-to-date information, including previous tests and treatments, allergies, medication history and other information critical for good care.
Learn more about health information technology and how it can benefit you as a patient.
Hospitals as meaningful users of health information technology:
EHR incentive programs – CMS website
Alabama’s health information exchange – One Health Record
Hospital HIT listserv – Click to send an email requesting to be added to the listserv (hospital members only)
CHIME – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. Visit site.
HIMSS – Health Information and Management Systems Society is a membership organization focused on better health through information technology. Visit site.
American Hospital Association offers great resources. Visit site.