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Assignment #1 Use of Information Technology to Improve the Quality of Health Care in the United States Professor Michael Yates Nirali Patel 10/4/2010
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Article: Use of Information Technology to Improve the Quality of Health Care in the United States Abstract: This Article focuses on the continued use of information technology (IT) by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality for projects that seek to develop the knowledge and tools needed to improve the quality of care in the health care system in the U.S. The report shows how the inclusion of specific IT components and development of IT products; Application of IT in the agency's clinical research networks; use of IT as the backbone of efforts to assure an effective health system response to bioterrorism. The report includes a framework and strategy for redesigning the health care system to facilitate the delivery of high quality care. One of the key findings was that information and communication technology (IT) is integral to achieving substantial quality improvement. The author talks about various programs and initiatives that can help improve healthcare which makes strategic use of information technology. Important topics: IT is used to improve clinical informatics to promote patient safety. Federal Government invested $50 million to address the problems of medical errors.IT was used to reduce the medical errors and improve patient safety. Some of the significant improvements were to design and test best practices for reducing errors in multiple healthcare settings; develop the science base to inform these
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