How to succeed in health information technology

Jonathan C. Javitt

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Abstract

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
Volume23
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Medical Informatics
health information
Administrative Personnel
Information Systems
Caregivers
caregiver
information system
expertise
information technology
electronics
health care
Delivery of Health Care
community
experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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How to succeed in health information technology. / Javitt, Jonathan C.

In: Health Affairs, Vol. 23, No. SUPPL., 01.2004.

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Javitt, Jonathan C. / How to succeed in health information technology. In: Health Affairs. 2004 ; Vol. 23, No. SUPPL.
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