IT: Transition Fundamentals in Care Transformation

  • Jeffrey S. Rose
Part of the Health Informatics Series book series (HI)


The potential of information technology (IT) to safeguard patients, communicate medical information, accrue and organize health data, facilitate knowledge discovery, enhance process efficiency, and weave best “evidence” into the fabric of medical practice has been demonstrated in a variety of settings [2–14]. Widespread success in actually transforming care practices through clinical computing, however, remains unusual. A recent survey of health system chief information officers (CIOs) revealed that only about 2 percent had ever successfully implemented a comprehensive clinical system [15], and the health industry trails other endeavors in their adaptation to the information age [16–19].


Information Technology Transition Fundamental Clinical Decision Support System Computerize Physician Order Entry Chief Information Officer 
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