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Evolution of Health Care Information Systems
There has been a very fast growth in the U.S. health care system since the early 1980s with regard to the information technology related to health care. This can be viewed as an attempt towards the standardization of the fragmented health care system. Information technology like in every other field of life has become a necessity even in the health care system and is covered by the federal regulations. The implementation of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) by 2014 has become mandated as ordered by President George.W.Bush in 2004 which was seconded by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These organizations asked the health care providers to comply with the new legislation and those community-based physician practices who were earlier reluctant to accept and implement it have now realized that the health care in sequence systems in the form of CPOE (computerized physician order entry), EMR (electronic medical records), the tele-medicine, complex disease management, and automated billing systems are very beneficial to them
The paper intends to showcase the comparison and contrast between a contemporary health care facility and a traditional health care facility which prevailed before twenty years. At least two major events and technological advantages influencing the practice of the current health care information system are also included in this paper. Definition of Health Care Information System
It would be better to understand the two primary classes of health care information system; the Clinical and administrative information systems, prior to the discussion of its evolution and growth in the last two decades. To quote Wager, Lee, and Glaser (2009),” A health care information system (HCIS) is an…...

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