Consulting Firm Names 9 Top Benefits of Health IT

Based on its research, the consulting firm Booz Allen has listed the top nine ways IT is transforming healthcare, according to a company news release.

IT's nine transformative capabilities, according to Booz Allen, include the following:

1. Reduction of medical errors.
2. Improvement of collaboration throughout the healthcare system.
3. Better patient-care transition.
4. Faster, better emergency care.
5. Empowerment of patients and their families to participate in care decisions.
6. More convenient care for patients.
7. Improvement of care for the military in wartime.
8. Enhanced ability to respond to public health emergencies and disasters.
9. Facilitation of discovery in new medical breakthroughs and provision of a platform for innovation.

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