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The application of Health Information Technology (HIT) in clinical practice includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs), computerized physician order entry systems, telemedicine applications, and patient portals. EHRs allow for more efficient storage and retrieval of medical information which can improve patient care. Computerized physician order entry systems help streamline processes such as ordering tests or medications while reducing the risk of errors due to manual input.
Telemedicine applications provide greater access to healthcare services by allowing providers to consult with patients remotely. Patient portals enable patients to access their own medical records and securely communicate with their providers online. All these tools help facilitate better communication, reduce costs and improve quality of care.