The Health Information Revolution

  • Tim Benson
  • Grahame Grieve
Part of the Health Information Technology Standards book series (HITS)


This chapter sets out some of the core problems and opportunities facing the digital healthcare sector. Healthcare is all about communication. Large investments in digital health have failed to live up to expectations, partly due to poor interoperability. Patient centered care requires a new approach, organized primarily for patient benefit, not just for provider organizations. What matters most is the point of care, which is inevitably complex. Many lessons can be learnt from past experience, successes and failures.


EHR Communication Information Patient-centered care Outcomes Key performance indicators Quality Waste Clinical decisions Clinical specialty El Camino hospital POMR GP computing Prescription form NHS National Programme for IT Summary care record Detailed care record Infoway standards collaborative MedCom Meaningful use 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Benson
    • 1
  • Grahame Grieve
    • 2
  1. 1.R-Outcomes LtdNewburyUK
  2. 2.Health Intersections Pty LtdMelbourneAustralia

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