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Coretopic:Health Information Technology

Health information technology holds the promise to give individuals more control over their own health, help physicians make more informed care decisions and improve the overall health of populations. Digital technology is rapidly transforming the health sector. While opinions vary on whether it is improving care or creating more headaches for providers and patients, what's sure is that the digitization of the health sector is accelerating. Reporters on the health beat should understand health IT because it is being woven into the provider and patient experience.

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