Healthcare information technology and economics

Thomas H. Payne, David W. Bates, Eta S. Berner, Elmer V. Bernstam, H. Dominic Covvey, Mark E. Frisse, Thomas Graf, Robert A. Greenes, Edward P. Hoffer, Gil Kuperman, Harold P. Lehmann, Louise Liang, Blackford Middleton, Gilbert S. Omenn, Judy Ozbolt

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At the 2011 American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) Winter Symposium we studied the overlap between health IT and economics and what leading healthcare delivery organizations are achieving today using IT that might offer paths for the nation to follow for using health IT in healthcare reform. We recognized that health IT by itself can improve health value, but its main contribution to health value may be that it can make possible new care delivery models to achieve much larger value. Health IT is a critically important enabler to fundamental healthcare system changes that may be a way out of our current, severe problem of rising costs and national deficit. We review the current state of healthcare costs, federal health IT stimulus programs, and experiences of several leading organizations, and offer a model for how health IT fits into our health economic future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-217
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics


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