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J Healthc Qual. 2005 Jan-Feb;27(1):24-32, 39.

Diffusion of information technology supporting the Institute of Medicine's quality chasm care aims.

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College of Information, Florida State University, USA. dburke@mailer.fsu.edu

Abstract

This article examines the degree to which healthcare information technology (HIT) supporting the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) six care aims is utilized in the hospital setting and explores organizational factors associated with HIT use. Guided by the IOM's Crossing the quality chasm report and associated literature, 27 applications and/or capabilities are classified according to one or more of the six care aims. A structured survey of Florida hospitals identified the use of HIT. Results suggest that, on average, hospitals have not yet embraced HIT to support the IOM's care aims and that associated organizational factors vary according to care aim.

PMID:
16416889
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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