Patients & Families

“Now, wherever I am, I can get
my patients’ information and
test results instantly.”

Look inside to find out how health IT can transform your access to information.

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What’s in IT for you?

Learn about incentives for certification and find out how you can get paid for going paperless.

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I have the information I need
at my fingertips with health IT

Find out how health IT can help you improve patient care, lower costs, and save time.

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I found cancer earlier.”

Electronic health records showed me where there were gaps in my preventive care and let me set up automatic reminders for colon cancer screenings.

Dr. Jennifer Brull

Take the First Step Toward EHR Implementation

Whether you're just starting to think about adopting an electronic health record (EHR) system or are ready to make the change from paper records to EHRS, find out how to get started.

Take the First Step

Achieve Meaningful Use

Already have an EHR System? Learn about the meaningful use objectives that eligible professionals and hospitals must achieve to qualify for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs.

Achieve Meaningful Use

Get Local Technical Help

The EHR adoption process can be overwhelming. But you don't have to do it alone. The nationwide network of Regional Extension Centers (RECs) offers local, low-cost, on-the-ground support.

Get Local Technical Help

Recent Updates


SAFER Guides

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Based on existing research, expert opinion, stakeholder engagement, and field work, the SAFER Guides are a set of evidence-based guides and self-assessment tools designed to help health care organizations assess and optimize health IT safety in critical areas.

Read the SAFER guides

Improve
Patient Care

With electronic health records (EHRs), providers can have reliable access to complete personal health information that can help them make the right decisions. This can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are giving your patients the best possible care.

More about the benefits of EHRs

Important Facts

Protect Patient Health Information

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Patients may have concerns about the privacy and security of their health information stored electronically. Educating your patients about how their information is protected can ease their concerns and foster better communication between you and your patients.

Learn more about privacy and security

Providers Nationwide Adopt Health IT

The Health IT dashboard showcases health IT adoption statistics. In addition, the data can be downloaded and analyzed as part of Open Government in Health IT.

More about provider adoption statistics

Case Study


"I Found Cancer Earlier"

Dr. Jennifer Brull

For Dr. Jennifer Brull, one of the benefits of an EHR system has been the ability to streamline her practice's preventative care procedures, helping her to increase screening rates and facilitate better patient outcomes.

Read Dr. Brull's story