Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 May-Jun;27(3):865-75. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.27.3.865.

Adoption of health information technology for medication safety in U.S. Hospitals, 2006.

Author information

1
Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, USA. Michael.Furukawa@asu.edu

Abstract

Health information technology (IT) is regarded as an essential tool to improve patient safety, and a range of initiatives to address patient safety are under way. Using data from a comprehensive, national survey from HIMSS Analytics, we analyzed the extent of health IT adoption for medication safety in U.S. hospitals in 2006. Our findings indicate wide variation in health IT adoption by type of technology and geographic location. Hospital size, ownership, teaching status, system membership, payer mix, and accreditation status are associated with health IT adoption, although these relationships differ by type of technology. Hospitals in states with patient safety initiatives have greater adoption rates.

PMID:
18474981
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.27.3.865
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Support Center