How can health information technology (health IT) reduce paperwork?

One benefit of health information technology (health IT) is reduced paperwork. As a patient, you have probably answered the same questions about personal information and medical history dozens of times on seemingly identical forms. When healthcare providers share your electronic health information, you may not need to write down the same facts repeatedly.

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