Review Finds That Health IT Has Benefited Patient Care
The implementation of health IT has had an overall positive effect on health care providers, according to a new analysis published in the journal Health Affairs. Researchers with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT analyzed 154 recent studies and found that 92% reached conclusions suggesting that health IT has benefited patient care. Officials said the findings help affirm the benefits of health IT for large and small medical practices.
- "New Survey Shows EHRs Benefit Even Small Providers" (Mosquera, Government Health IT, 3/8).
- "Study Shows Health IT Efforts Worthwhile" (Smith, National Journal, 3/9).
- "Top Health Technology Official Touts Success as He Steps Down" (Pecquet, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 3/8).