Health Information Technology: A Few Years Of Magical Thinking?

Authors, Primary Diamond,Carol C.;Shirky,Clay
Title Primary Health Information Technology: A Few Years Of Magical Thinking?
Periodical Full Health Affairs
Pub Year 2008
Volume 27
issue 5
Start Page 383-390
Abstract One of the biggest obstacles to expanding the use of information technology (IT) in health care may be the current narrow focus on how to stimulate its adoption. The challenge of thinking of IT as a tool to improve quality requires serious attention to transforming the U.S. health care system as a whole, rather than simply computerizing the current setup. Proponents of health IT must resist "magical thinking," such as the notion that technology will transform our broken system, absent integrated work on policy or incentives. The alternative route to transforming the system sets all of its sights on the destination.
Publisher Project Hope
Place of Publication Millwood, VA
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Topic Tag(s) Health Information Technology;Policy Issues
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