Having ready access to timely, complete, accurate, legible, and relevant information is critical to health care organizations, providers, and the patients they serve. Whether it is a nurse administering medication to a comatose patient, a physician advising a patient on the latest research findings for a specific cancer treatment, a billing clerk filing an electronic claim, a chief executive officer justifying to the board the need for building a new emergency department, or a health policy analyst reporting on the cost effectiveness of a new prevention program to the state’s Medicaid program, each individual needs access to high-quality information with which to effectively perform his or her job. The need for quality information ...

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