A large part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is aimed at making patients’ health records more accessible between multiple physicians, as well as between doctors and their patients. Part of this initiative has been to implement the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. These systems allow easy sharing and accessibility for all parties involved in making your healthcare decisions. In addition to saving time, they also reduce the number of errors sometimes made in written files.
Ideally, with the use of EHR systems you could move to a different state and it would be easier for your new doctor to receive a current file from your previous physician.
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