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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.


New How I Did It

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou talks about reporting the Theranos story, including some advice for other reporters pursuing a difficult story. See it now »

New How I Did It

Frequent fliers

Arthur Allen wrote about how tech­nology-related health programs were impacting lives. See it now »

New Key Concept

Comp­rehen­sive health record

Some want to replace the EHR with the CHR to reflect the evolution of population health and electronic data use. See it now »

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