Technical Executive Summary in Support of “Can Electronic Medical Record Systems Transform Healthcare?” and “Promoting Health Information Technology”

by James H. Bigelow, Katya Fonkych, Federico Girosi

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This document summarizes the evidence and analysis that support two papers appearing in Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2005, by Hillestad et al. and by Taylor et al. Three much more complete technical reports can be found at: Fonkych, K., and R. Taylor, The State and Pattern of Health Information Technology Adoption, RAND Corporation, MG-409-HLTH, 2005. Girosi, F., R. Meili, and R. Scoville, Extrapolating Evidence of Health Information Technology Savings and Costs, RAND Corporation, MG-410-HLTH, 2005. Bigelow, J. H., K. Fonkych, C. Fung, and J. Wang, Analysis of Healthcare Interventions that Change Patient Trajectories, RAND Corporation, MG-408-HLTH, 2005.

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