AHRQ Health IT Update: Improving Quality through HITAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 08/15/2013 08:15 AM EDT
Improving Healthcare Quality Through Clinician Use of Health IT
A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that providing patient-specific decision support, supporting clinical workflow, and coordinating care are ways health information technology (IT) can help clinicians and patients make decisions that may lead to better outcomes. “Findings and Lessons from the Improving Quality Through Clinician Use of Health IT Grant Initiative” documents the findings of more than 20 research projects that investigated how health IT applications can assist providers in providing evidence based care. Multiple studies showed positive impacts on process and intermediate outcomes.
To access the report, select: http://healthit.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/docs/page/findings-and-lessons-from-the-improving-quality-through-clinician-use-of-health-it.pdf (PDF, 1.17 MB).