The healthcare industry has always embraced technology in order to offer better patient care and medical treatment.
Back in the days, the focus was mostly on upgrading medical processes of treatment by using new and advanced techniques.
Similar advancement can be seen in the areas of laparoscopic surgery.
However, since the enactment of HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act in 1996, it became mandatory for medical practitioners to use technology for administrative and management functions as well.
It all began with the transition of the U.S. Healthcare from paper to electronic information systems in 2009 through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act that was passed by the Congress.
It mandated the use of Electronic Health Records by all hospitals and physicians by 2014.