Supporting Patient-Centered Care in Medical Groups With Information Technology
Corporate purchasers of healthcare benefits for employees and their dependents are beginning to demand the use of information technology in healthcare for purposes of improving quality. Level of investment in information technology is directly related to net income for hospitals. The proper choice of investment in information technology is associated with financial stability and supporting patient-centered care in medical groups. Empirical studies of healthcare services in outpatient facilities and clinics indicate opportunities for significant improvements in quality by focusing on a very small set of treatment protocols.
Prince, Thomas R.. 2002. Supporting Patient-Centered Care in Medical Groups With Information Technology. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 25(1)