4363.1 Using HIT to Bridge the Gap in Technology

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The importance of healthcare information technologies for better outcomes in health care has received increased attention due, in large part, to the investment made by the Federal Government through the HITECH Act. Additional factors contributing to this attention include increased HIT capabilities; and increase in HIT investment, and the proliferation of studies suggesting benefits associated with HIT use. When the Institute of Medicine (IOM) documented the number of patient deaths as a result of medical errors, the awareness of HIT gained national attention. Specifically, the IOM described six care aims for improved patient care, each of which could be supported through the use of HIT. The aims were safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity. This session will focus on the how HIT can effectively be used to move to a desired state of care in which these six aims are accounted for, and thus bridge the gap that currently exists. Presenters will focus on the use of HIT to integrate patient choice within the primary care setting and to effectively increase knowledge and design effective treatment protocols for the migraines. Additionally, the use of HIT to create a research and development environment for clinical research as well as the use of qualitative data within an HIT system for risk management will also be included.
Session Objectives: 1. Assess how the use of HIT can effectively fill the gaps within the current healthcare system 2. Define the six aims for improved patient care as promulgated by the Institute of Medicine 3. Identify the various components of HIT and how they can be used to help reach the six care aims.
J.B. Jones, PhD, MBA

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)