The Role of Information Technology in Healthcare

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Information Technology In Healthcare Introduction Paradoxically healthcare as an industry is the most highly regulated globally yet also one that consistently lacks a depth of quality management and examples of quality excellence. This is evident in the book and supporting analyses To Err Is Human: Building A Safer Health System (Kohn, Corrigan, Donaldson. 2000) which underscore just how far apart patient and treatment care initiatives are versus actual results achieved. This variation in the potential to deliver quality care and results achieved has been increasingly explained by significant gaps in the use of healthcare informatics and healthcare technologies (Sensmeier, 2008). The intent of this analysis is evaluate the utilization of health information technology to address issues raise by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in their report To Err Is Human (Kohn, Corrigan, Donaldson. 2000) in addition to discussing the role of informatics in improving healthcare safety. The Utilization of Health Information Technology In To Err Is Human The paradox of healthcare and the highly regulated nature of that industry relative to the quality being delivered forms the theoretical foundation of analysis and recommendations in the paper and book To Err Is Human: Building A Safer Health System (Kohn, Corrigan, Donaldson. 2000). The authors successfully provide empirical analysis showing just how lethal the lack of quality Information technologies (IT) supporting healthcare leads
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