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
In response to COVID-19, many psychiatrists have rapidly transitioned to telemedicine. How has this dramatic change affected care?
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On the Horizon
Economic Analysis of Health IT in Ambulatory Settings
Evidence suggests that HIT has a positive role in the hospital setting. This project is measuring how health IT affects the quality and variability of care in ambulatory settings.
Uses of Data and Information Technology for Care Coordination
In any given year, less than 5% of the population may account for half of all dollars spend on health care. This project is exploring how health information can be used to identify patients with high rates of health care utilization and
coordinate their care.
Capturing Patient Experience in Emergency Rooms
RAND developed a survey to understand how patients feel about the care they received in an emergency room. This project is exploring the challenges of implementing the survey nationwide.