Thursday, 12 February 2015

The value of health information technology

"Healthcare organizations all over the United States are adopting health information technology (HIT), yet recent studies of HIT are often unhelpful to these organizations or to those making policy decisions. Most studies fail to use adequate measures of value or to report key contextual and implementation characteristics. In this commentary, we:

  • Demonstrate the problem in a sampling of published articles.
  • Propose a conceptual framework and principles for measuring value in HIT.
  • Present a checklist of key study characteristics."

The value of health information technology: Filling the knowledge gap
RS Rudin, SS Jones, P Shekelle, RJ Hillestad, EB Keeler
American Journal of Managed Care,
January 2015

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