Health Information Technology

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Information technology—including electronic medical records, prescription systems, and clinical decision support tools—plays an increasingly important role in everyday health care. RAND Health studies how technology systems can:

  • improve health care quality and efficiency
  • reduce medical errors and ethnic/racial disparities
  • lower costs.

From the RAND Blog

  • The ACA's Opportunity to Improve Care for Substance Use Disorders

    Jul 28, 2014

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will significantly increase coverage for the publicly funded treatment of substance use disorders. But in order to maximize the benefit to patients, families, and society, it's critical to invest in the development, validation, and use of performance measures.

  • How Technology Can Help Save Health Care Dollars

    May 6, 2014

    Devising methods to stimulate patients' use of computers, smart phones, and other technology to become more engaged in their health care could usher in an era in which better health is just a click or tap away.

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Last updated: August 2013