HIT to enhance patient care and organizational performance

Nir Menachemi, Saurabh Rahurkar, Willi L. Tarver

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


Health information technology (HIT) is defined as “the application of information processing involving both computer hardware and software that deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of health care information, data, and knowledge for communication and decision making” (Thompson and Brailer, 2004, p. 38). It is a term closely related to and overlapping with the term “health informatics.” In its initial definition, health informatics was concerned with the application of methods and technologies from the information sciences to assure the highest quality of healthcare by aiding in problem-solving and decision-making based on archived health information (Graham, 1994). More recently, it has evolved to include “the design, development, adoption, and application of information technology based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning” (Health Services Research Information Central, 2009).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Healthcare Management
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781783470167
ISBN (Print)9781783470143
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'HIT to enhance patient care and organizational performance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Menachemi, N., Rahurkar, S., & Tarver, W. L. (2015). HIT to enhance patient care and organizational performance. In Handbook of Healthcare Management (pp. 351-371). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781783470167.00019