Halamka and Hoyt point out that without health IT investment healthcare transformation is impossible and enumerate the elements to calculate the full value of health IT.
"Congress needs to consider the positives of health IT when considering reductions in ACA-related spending, especially as it comes to widespread use of EHRs. Change obviously has immediate costs, but investments in updated technology now will improve patient care in the long run." - John Halamka and John HoytThey note that electronic medical record (EHR) systems are helping to rein in costs and improve quality and safety of patient care.
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