Health Information Technology

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

  • improve health care quality and efficiency
  • reduce medical errors and ethnic/racial disparities
  • lower costs.
  • Group of medical practitioners using a digital tablet together in a hospital, photo by Hiraman/Getty Images

    Dec 3, 2019

    Using Health IT to Coordinate Care and Improve Quality in Safety-Net Clinics

    The use of health information technology (HIT) for such activities as arranging enabling services and engaging patients are underleveraged tools for care coordination. There may be opportunities to further improve quality of care for vulnerable patients by promoting health centers' use of these HIT capabilities.

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