Publication Date: June 1st, 2009
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Health Information Technology, Hospitals and Clinics
Author(s): McCullough, J., Casey, M., Moscovice, I.
Numerous studies have assessed the relationship between health information technology (HIT) and clinical quality. Several demonstrate that hospitals experience error reductions subsequent to HIT adoption and suggest that HIT may reduce mortality and improve quality. Some evidence suggests that these results may be due to adoption being most prevalent in otherwise high quality hospitals.