This article examines the degree to which healthcare information technology (HIT) supporting the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) six care aims is utilized in the hospital setting and explores organizational factors associated with HIT use. Guided by the IOM's Crossing the quality chasm report and associated literature, 27 applications and/or capabilities are classified according to one or more of the six care aims. A structured survey of Florida hospitals identified the use of HIT. Results suggest that, on average, hospitals have not yet embraced HIT to support the IOM's care aims and that associated organizational factors vary according to care aim.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||24-32, 39|
|Journal||Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health