Saturday, 28th April 2012
Health Information Technology in the United States 2012: Driving Toward Delivery System Change
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
From the publication web page:
Health information technology (HIT) has become central to health care reform policy-making due to its potential to improve efficiency and increase the quality of health care in the United States. Adoption of these technologies has remained a priority of the federal government as evidenced by incentive programs enacted through legislation, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Since the inaugural report of Health Information Technology in the United States, released in 2006, the authors have found slow, steady increases in the level of adoption for physicians and hospitals throughout the United States. Now, as these incentive programs and other reform initiatives begin implementation, they continue to track the progress of the nation’s health care system toward universal adoption of electronic health records (EHRs).
+ Link to full report (PDF; 1.6 MB)
+ Link to executive summary (PDF; 943 KB)
By Peggy Garvin
Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
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