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Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions.


National Research Council (US) Committee on Engaging the Computer Science Research Community in Health Care Informatics; Stead WW, Lin HS, editors.


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
The National Academies Collection: Reports funded by National Institutes of Health.


Any systematic effort to change the medical and health information management paradigm from one based on paper to one based on IT must address two basic challenges: using the best technology available today to build and deploy systems in the short term and identifying the gaps between the best of today’s technology and what is ultimately needed to improve health care. The first provides opportunities for near-term improvement; the second informs basic research and the design of future systems. The present study was chartered by its sponsors to help elucidate how the computer science research community can help to meet both of these challenges.

Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.

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