How to succeed in health information technology

Jonathan C. Javitt

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The United States is poised to move the debate over electronic information systems for health care beyond the question of whether to computerize to how to computerize. Developers should heed the experiences of those who have already attempted similar efforts in vertically integrated environments. A key lesson is that the expertise and design perspectives of IT professionals should be supplemented with practical input from the caregivers and administrators who will actually use these systems. The paper by Douglas Bell and colleagues offers a ray of hope, as these authors have begun their process by asking the user community exactly what it needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Health(social science)
  • General Health Professions
  • Health Policy


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