The electronic health record is a critical tool for improving patient health and health care delivery and a cornerstone of health information technology.
The Academy has consistently endorsed industry and governmental initiatives designed to assist family physicians in the development and implementation of EHRs and related information technologies while improving patient care.
Widespread use of EHR technology promises to transform both the delivery of care and the development of public health initiatives but getting to less administrative complexity won't come without complication. The Academy carefully weighs prospective regulations and policy to ensure that HIT implementation and other shifts in the health IT landscape ultimately benefit family physicians.
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