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Do we need any special devices?

Some technology implementations may require the purchase of additional peripheral devices. The peripheral devices could take the form of special printers, mobile carts scanners or biometric devices. As health centers plan for their technology implementation, costs associated with both the acquisition and maintenance of various peripheral devices should be considered.

The resource below includes some useful templates and approaches to completing a technology assessment:

  • Health Care Technology Resource Guide  go to exit disclaimer - This comprehensive resource created by the Community Clinics Initiative contains links to tools and resources to guide you in the entire process of evaluating, purchasing, and implementing and electronic health system.
Developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a resource for health centers and other safety net and ambulatory care providers who are seeking to implement health IT.
Health Information Technology Toolboxes help health centers, safety net providers, and ambulatory care providers with electronic and online resources and technical assistance to improve patient care.  More>
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