Measuring the adoption of health information technology in the United States to reduce health care disparities and improve health care quality: 2007

This project will continue support for the adoption of health information technology (HIT), which has the potential to accelerate improvements in the quality of health care but which has been slow to gain acceptance by doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics. The deliverable will be two annual reports that will: (1) report on the most current information on the adoption of HIT; (2) evaluate the effect of HIT on the cost and quality of care; (3) assess options for promoting the adoption of HIT; (4) evaluate the current body of evidence on the value of HIT; and (5) monitor the impact of the adoption of HIT on racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $663,706.00

Awarded on: 3/18/2008

Time frame: 4/1/2008 - 12/31/2010

Grant Number: 63431

Grantee

General Hospital Corporation-Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA, 02114-2696

617-724-9713
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Ashish K. Jha
Project Director

617-432-5551
Email

Catherine M. DesRoches
Project Director

617-724-6958
Email