Healthcare IT Reduces Costs and Improves Quality and Patient Safety - Digital Hospitals
Implementing EHRs and EMRs fuel changes in healthcare
Despite the economic downturn, healthcare is one of the fastest growing IT vertical markets. Healthcare IT reduces costs and improves the quality of care and patient safety.
Aging infrastructure, a lag in technology adoption, and regulatory pressure to implement electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic medical records (EMRs) are fueling changes in healthcare. Adoption of EMRs in the US is on the rise: 23% of hospitals with more than 500 beds reported fully operational EMRs in 2007 and 30% of physicians stated they used EMRs.
This presentation prepared by Hewlett-Packard (HP) for a Health and Life Sciences Symposium in March 2009 provides the information you need to stay informed on changes in healthcare. Read the digital hospital case studies and review the list of domestic digital hospitals by clicking "Download Whitepaper" to request the URL to this resource.
EHR / EMR
- Presentation on Patient Safety: Achieving A New Standard for Care (Institute of Medicine Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety November, 2003)
- The JCAHO Patient Safety Event - Taxonomy: A Standardized Terminology and Classification Schema for Near Misses and Adverse Events