Transforming care: medical practice design and information technology.

Green Field Health, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Health Affairs (Impact Factor: 4.32). 09/2005; 24(5):1296-301. DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.24.5.1296
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT The transformation of the medical practice is possible today because of the advancement of system design knowledge coupled with innovations in information technology (IT). Examples of such transformed care are present today, and they are creating a roadmap for others. Those efforts are also elucidating critical issues in the use of IT to advance health care quality. Connectivity, electronic integration, and knowledge management are the key functionalities emerging as levers to promote this transformation.

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