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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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An Overview of Key Process Associated with Healthcare Delivery in the Ambulatory Setting

Until recently, the rates of adoption of information technology by ambulatory healthcare facilities in the United States were the lowest of any industrialized nation. A survey of physicians published in 2007 reported that only 4 percent of physicians had a fully functional EHR and 13 percent had a basic system.1 In 2011 the percentage of ambulatory physicians using any form of electronic health record rose to nearly 57 percent2 in 2011, and that number continues to grow, in part because of the stimulus funds tied to the meaningful use of EHRs. This has created a demand for training programs that educate information technology professionals about the operational ...

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