Literature Shows Benefits of Health IT Abound

A group of researchers, including David Blumenthal, MD, national coordinator of health IT, reviewed recent literature on use of health IT and found its impact on the quality of care, outcomes and cost-savings was overwhelmingly positive, according to an article published in Health Affairs.

The research group analyzed 154 studies and found 96 studies (62 percent) were positive, meaning health IT was tied to improvements in at least one aspect of care with no negative aspects. In total, 142 studies (92 percent) were either positive or mixed-positive, meaning original study authors drew a positive conclusion but had at least one negative aspect of health IT.

Additionally, researchers tracked 278 individual outcomes measures in the 154 total studies. Of the 278 outcomes measures, 240 outcomes (86 percent) showed mixed-positive or positive outcomes, according to the report.

Read the article about the benefits of health IT.

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- CDC to Survey Physicians' Opinions of EHRs, Impact on Healthcare

- Survey: 24% of Physicians Concerned About Negative Effects of EMR on Healthcare

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