Definition Thursday: Health Information Technology (HIT)

IT: Information Technology. This includes computer hardware and software, operating systems, Web-based information and applications, telephones and other telecommunications products, video equipment and multimedia products, information kiosks, and office products, such as photocopiers and fax machines.

HIT: Health Information Technology. Describes the comprehensive management of health information and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers.

Finding the appropriate electronic medical record (EMR) software for your practice can be a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of choices available and many factors to consider. The quality and work flow of your practice depend on your making the right selection, as does your ability to collect payments from the U.S. government. To make matters worse, most information sources out there utilize a myriad of abbreviations and acronyms further complicating the process and causing frustration. To help minimize this, each Thursday MedicalRecords.com Blog will publish a relevant abbreviation or acronym you will come across during your EMR software search!

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