HSA 315 Week 4 Assignment 1, Implementing IT System in Health Facilities

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HSA 315 Assignment 1, Implementing IT System in Health Facilities

The adoption of the HITECH Act has undoubtedly allowed medical facilities to enjoy numerous benefits. However, this Act has also presented a number of challenges and disadvantages. An increase in costs of operating is one of the disadvantages that the organizations which have adopted the Act have had to contend with (Monegain, 2010). It has been noted that the primary aim of the Act is to promote the integration of information technology into the delivery of care. As organizations strive to integrate IT, they have incurred huge amounts. They have had to purchase computer equipment and hire technicians to operate these equipment. In addition to the high cost of implementing the provisions of the Act, the adopters of the Act have also been locked in agreements with vendors…………….