Your local newspaper has asked you to write a 700- to 1,050-word, two-part article regarding patient health data and technology.

Part 1

Identify components of a patient’s health care record.

Part 2

Examine the influence of technology and reform in the health care industry.

Consider the following questions as you write your article:

What has changed over the last 20 years? Have the changes been positive or negative?
How has the patient been affected by the changes?