Seven years after their inaugural report on health information technology (HIT), researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, and Harvard School of Public Health find that providers increasingly have adopted HIT in meaningful ways, driven in the last few years by federal financial incentives.
Since 2010, the proportion of hospitals having a basic electronic health record (EHR) has tripled.
U.S. providers could do more using HIT to engage patients with educational materials tailored to an individual’s diagnosis and health literacy level.
The U.S. health care system is in the midst of an enormous change in the way health care providers and hospitals document, monitor, and share information about health and care delivery.Read more
Policy-makers are actively promoting the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality and efficiency of health care.Read more
Expanding the use of interoperable electronic health record systems to improve health care delivery is a national policy priority.Read more
The federal government has stressed the value of health information technology by investing resources into building a national HIT infrastructure.Read more
RWJF has a long-standing commitment and interest in helping the nation understand where we are with the implementation of this important technology.Read more