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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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Trends and What to Expect in the Future

Looking forward, there are a number of ways that healthcare IT is likely to evolve to better support public health. For example, you can expect that more information will flow from public health organizations to providers in the context of care such as enabling the electronic health record (EHR) system to access a patient’s lifelong vaccination history and provide decision support about missing vaccinations. There may also be mechanisms that allow the list of reportable conditions to be updated to an EHR from public health automatically. Finally, similarly to the evolving need for collaboration between members of a patient’s care team, public health will increasingly communicate electronically with clinical-care ...

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