Enabling Patient-Centered Care through Health Information Technology (Health IT) – AHRQ – June 2012

Posted on July 16, 2012. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: |

Enabling Patient-Centered Care through Health Information Technology (Health IT) – AHRQ – June 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [US]

“Structured Abstract

Objectives: The main objective of the report is to review the evidence on the impact of health IT that supports patient-centered care (PCC) on:

Health care processes.
Clinical outcomes.
Intermediate outcomes (patient or provider satisfaction, health knowledge and behavior, and cost).
Responsiveness to needs and preferences of patients.
Shared decisionmaking and patient–clinician communication.
Access to information.

Additional objectives were to identify barriers and facilitators for using health IT to deliver PCC, and to identify gaps in evidence and information needed by patients, providers, payers, and policymakers.”

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