The legislative process for heath informatics is no different than the typical process that a bill undergoes. Considering how prominent the issue of healthcare has become, especially due to the upcoming election; it may shock many that healthcare reform is a slow and arduous process. All of the ideas proposed by Health Informatics professionals, the AHA other HIT organizations will still be put through the time tested process that takes an idea, and makes it a law. The introduction of bureaucracy into the process may shock technology minded individuals, who have grown accustomed to instant-speed transactions and decisions. Shown below is a graphic representation of the legislative process.


  • Formation of contemporary health laws.
  • Updates to outdated laws.
  • Integration of IT into healthcare at the federal level.

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