How Information Tech Makes Healthcare Better

By Gregory Pings

In the last 10 years, health information technology (HIT) has made a tremendous impact on every member of the healthcare ecosystem – including patients. Xerox has played a part in this movement by continually working on innovative ways to simplify the business of healthcare – something we’ve been doing for more than 40 years now.

That’s why we’re happy to raise awareness of the 9th Annual National Health IT Week – a week dedicated to collaboration and discussion on how to advance health through the best use of information technology.


Simplify Work and Real Business have published a number of articles on different innovative HIT topics, including mobile health, telemedicine and electronic health records. In celebration of National Health IT week, below are links to articles that remind us of the special ways technology is transforming care:

The Doctor Is (Always) In: Gazing into the crystal ball, we see the nature of healthcare becoming more convenient, personal and virtual. Are you ready for what’s next?

5 Ways Doctors Should Text: “Telemedicine” could mean big savings for the healthcare industry. Here are five tips for pioneer doctors.

A Better Way to Monitor Patients’ Hearts and Health: How printing technology can improve the practice of medicine and meet Hippocrates rule: “Do no harm.”

Not Your Average Pregnancy App: The state of Wyoming offers a pregnancy smartphone app to engage patients and improve care for Medicaid members.

How One Physician is Trying to Take the Stress out of EHRs: Electronic health records at Denver’s National Jewish Medical & Research Center work very well – and the doctors like them too.

3 Ways Hospitals Use Data to Reduce Readmissions – Reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions means doing the right thing at the right time for the right patients.

Join the conversation, and follow @XeroxHealthcare on Twitter. Also, be sure to use #NHITWeek in your social updates.

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