Medical Records And Health Records Essays

1242 Words Apr 21st, 2015 5 Pages
Jessica Meeks
ENG 114
Career Research Paper
19 April 2015
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
The Medical Records and Health Information Technology field is one that is forever changing. With today’s health care world, physicians and other medical staff are having to stay up to date on the new technology. I have always loved a challenge and I have always been able to adapt to things quickly. I chose this career just for those reasons, and because I love working with people, the public and technology.
History of Career The Health Information Technology (HIT) industry has been around since early 1928. Documentation of health records benefited both the doctors and the patients. At this time, the American College of Surgeons was trying to improve the standards in which medical records were created in medical settings. Health Information Technology is still making news today, mainly in part of the implementation of EHR’s (Electronic Health Records). In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the evolving technology and the merging of computers and medical records had universities around the globe trying to bring a new wave to the health care industry. In the 1980’s big changes began happening in the HIT field. Computers became more popular and people became smarter. In the late 1990’s early 2000’s many patients lost their life because of medical errors. Electronic health records would allow “Providers to make better decisions and provide better care” while “reducing the incidence…

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