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Health Information Technology (Health IT) Basics

The term "health information technology" (health IT) is a broad concept that encompasses an array of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information.

Learn about the ways doctors are starting to save your medical information as they move away from keeping paper records and shift to electronic health records.

 

Benefits of Health IT

Over the past 20 years, New Jersey and the country have undergone an extraordinary transformation due to information technology (IT). Until now, relatively few of us have had the opportunity to use this kind of technology to enhance some of the most important relationships: those related to their health.

Learn how Health IT can improve health care for you, your family, and your community.

 

Privacy and Security

If your health information is sent or used electronically, it is important that you trust the systems that protect it. Federal law specifies the steps your doctors, insurers, and others must take to keep your health information private and secure.

Learn more about health information privacy and security.

 

Health IT Stories

Several Health IT Stories have been selected from the federal site HealthIT.gov. New Jersey stories will be added in future, and you are encouraged to send us stories you would like to share about your experiences with Electronic Health Records, Health IT, and how they helped you as a provider or how they might have helped you had they been in place when you needed them.

For several Health IT Stories, please go to: http://nj.gov/health/njhit/providers/stories/.

For More Information

Both general and technical Federal Web sites are listed and described on the For More Information Page: http://nj.gov/health/njhit/providers/information/.