Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology: New Trends From the Literature

Authors, Primary Goldzweig,C. L.;Towfigh,A.;Maglione,M.;Shekelle,P. G.
Title Primary Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology: New Trends From the Literature
Periodical Full Health Affairs
Pub Year 2009
Volume 28
issue 2
Start Page 282-293
Abstract To understand what is new in health information technology (IT), we updated a systematic review of health IT with studies published during 2004-2007. From 4,683 titles, 179 met inclusion criteria. We identified a proliferation of patient-focused applications although little formal evaluation in this area; more descriptions of commercial electronic health records (EHRs) and health IT systems designed to run independently from EHRs; and proportionately fewer relevant studies from the health IT leaders. Accelerating the adoption of health IT will require greater public-private partnerships, new policies to address the misalignment of financial incentives, and a more robust evidence base regarding IT implementation.
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Topic Tag(s) Health Information Technology;Outcomes
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