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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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Influencing HIT Transformation through Testimony and Comment

This chapter has discussed the need for healthcare IT competencies; awareness of how healthcare IT is changing the way we diagnose, treat, care for, and manage patients; as well as healthcare policies that affect healthcare practices and the global healthcare landscape. In addition, healthcare informatics professionals cannot underestimate the power of communication to bring about meaningful change in our nation’s healthcare delivery system.

In 2005, the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health asked, “What narrative will capture the imaginations, feelings, intellect and will of political decision-makers and the broader public and inspire them to action?” ...

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