How does information technology enhance quality of care and coordination of care
Technology helps contribute to patient-centered care by fostering communication between providers and patients via online portals, text messaging, and email. It also increases access to information such as online medical records, which can improve self-monitoring and patient convenience.
EHRs help physicians to communicate with other providers and accurately track care and treatment plans between physicians. Use of patient portals — web-based platforms within EHRs — allow patients to review their medical records, progress notes, medications, and radiology results.
HIM 615 Topic 1 DQ 2
How does information technology enhance the quality of care and coordination of care? What are some benefits that larger and smaller health care organizations have and what are some challenges they encounter?