Integrating Health Information Technology with Care Delivery

Integrating Health Information Technology with Care Delivery Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Institute of Medicine has recommended that hospitals and medical groups adopt electronic medical record (EMR) systems, electronic order entry and prescribing, and other process improvements to improve patient care and safety. However, physicians have been slow to adopt health information technology (HIT) due to time and financial constraints.

The featured innovations describe programs that implemented HIT systems—one used financial incentives to increase physician use—and improved care delivery.

The featured QualityTools provide practical information and resources to facilitate HIT use.

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