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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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Health Alerts

Based on its population perspective, public health will periodically have information that it needs to communicate to providers. Examples might include requests for providers to be perform specific diagnostic testing based on patterns that public health is seeing in symptoms being reported. Another example might be to alert providers to specific treatment suggestions based on specialized testing or experience in other areas. Most of the time, these messages are not specific to individual patients but rather relevant to populations or groups of patients. Public health maintains a system called the Health Alert Network (HAN)3 that primarily supports alerting between public health departments. In addition to publication and outreach ...

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