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E-Health and IT in Healthcare

  • Upkar Varshney
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Information Technologies can play a major role in how healthcare services are designed, offered and utilized. In this chapter, we show how IT can be utilized in healthcare. More specifically, the topics of health informatics, electronic health, electronic health records, and telemedicine are discussed. Also, HIPAA is discussed in the context of IT and healthcare. Detailed discussion on medical records and several challenges in the wide-scale deployment are also presented. The future of telemedicine is also addressed.

Keywords

Healthcare Professional Medical Error Electronic Health Record Healthcare Information Telemedicine System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia State University AtlantaUSA

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