Technology & Politics

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The economic stimulus plan and recovery act will ultimately impact nursing education. Physician groups, hospitals, and community based clinics have a big incentive to go paperless and embrace Health IT. Ultimately we as educators will need to embrace these changes and help our students to effectively navigate electronic health records and use technology to make clinical decisions. Knowing resources and understanding current terminology will be useful.

Here is a link to the HHS website and current IT tools that are being developed as a part of the stimulus and recovery act:
http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1140&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=15&mode=2&in_hi_userid=10741&cached=truedescribe link
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