Harnessing technology in your practice – HIT mandates and opportunities for physician practices
Abstract: Health information technology (HIT) is a rapidly expanding dimension of health care delivery. Physician practices are subject to government mandates but also are offered opportunities with the technology they use. This article describes some of the most active areas — meaningful use of EHRs, HIPAA security risk analyses, administrative simplification, and ICD-10 transition — and steps that practices should take to succeed. A sidebar explains how practices can harness technology for mobile health applications.