Gaining a clear understanding of both costs and benefits, and ultimately how they tie into overall business strategy, should provide healthcare organizations realistic return on investment (ROI) expectations and keep these organizations from making unwise decisions.

1) Health Information Protection and Access
The privacy of personal information and of health information in particular, continues to be a dynamic issue in the United States. As more and more health information is computerized, healthcare consumers express concern about their privacy and that they are losing control over their personal health information.

Click here or follow the link below to analyze how the law protecting health information has impacted access to healthcare information.

http://www.healthprivacy.org

2) Benefits of Adopting EMR
The decision to adopt an Electronic Medical Record (EHR) is a huge business and clinical decision that can offer many benefits such as reducing costs, improving quality of care, and improve productivity. Gaining a clear understanding of both costs and benefits, and ultimately how they tie into overall business strategy, should provide healthcare organizations realistic return on investment (ROI) expectations and keep these organizations from making unwise decisions.

Click here or follow the link below to read the article on the economics of health information technology and discuss the benefits that would accrue due to the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR).

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/24/5/1103

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