How Hospitals Can Identify Health IT Benefits [Infographic]

In the beginning, the benefits of health IT for patients and their families were to reduce paperwork, help doctors coordinate patients' care, protect their patient info, reduce unnecessary tests, ensure the correct medication is prescribed and allow patients to access their own records.

Years after the inception of moving paper medical records to electronic, health IT benefits are easier to see and describe. In the infographic below from HIMSS, with information compiled from the 2016 HIMSS Value of Health IT survey. the nation's recognized health IT Leading healthcare organizations provided feedback on where they identify the benefits of EHR systems, including patient satisfaction, treatment, data security, patient engagement, population management and savings.