For most Americans, a trip to the doctor’s office or a hospital stay requires that medical personnel search is administered through paper charts and records as nursing. This remains the status quo, despite the increasingly large role that electronic communication plays in other aspects of our business and private life. The increased use of information technology (IT) in healthcare facilities primarily through use of electronic health records (EHR) that enable information easily comm … Read more »

For most Americans, a trip to the doctor’s office or a hospital stay requires that medical personnel search is administered through paper charts and records as nursing. This remains the status quo, despite the increasingly large role that electronic communication plays in other aspects of our business and private life. The increased use of information technology (IT) in healthcare facilities primarily through use of electronic health records has been healthcare-as advocated jointly by providers means of improving the quality of care (EHR), communicated the information in a simple way and and can help control health care costs in the long term. Still need hastened implementation of IT in healthcare costs considerable incidence in the near future, and various other challenges that need to be addressed present. We examine the benefits and advantages of healthcare IT as well as the costs and other challenges that can serve as barriers to their wider implementation and use. We conclude with a series of recommendations to increase the likelihood that a comprehensive expansion in the use of IT in healthcare will achieve the desired benefits.
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Julia Adler-Milstein,
David W. Bates
Source: Business Horizons
12 pages.
Release Date: 15, March 2010. Prod #: BH373-PDF-ENG
Paperless healthcare: Progress and Challenges of an IT-Enabled Healthcare System HBR case solution