Essentials of the U. S. Health Care System by Leiyu Shi; Douglas A. Singh
Publication Date: 2018-09-20
Access the Redshelf book in the Getting Started module of the course.
Read Chapter 5.Chapter 5 discusses technology and its effects, including a definition and description of medical technology, health information technology (HIT), diffusion and utilization of medical technology, the government’s role in technology diffusion, the impact of medical technology, assessment of medical technology, and the benefits of technology assessment.
Asan, O., Cooper Ii, F., Nagavally, S., Walker, R. J., Williams, J. S., Ozieh, M. N., & Egede, L. E. (2018). Preferences for health information technologies among US adults: Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(10), e277.
This article discusses the preferences and use of information technology for information exchange among a nationally representative sample of adults with and without three chronic disease conditions (cardiovascular disease [CVD], diabetes, and hypertension) and to assess whether these preferences differ according to varying demographic variables.
This website highlights the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The HITECH Act was created to motivate the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) and supporting technology in the United States.
Hsiao, C.-J., Dymek, C., Kim, B., & Russell, B. (2019). Advancing the use of patient-reported outcomes in practice: Understanding challenges, opportunities, and the potential of health information technology. Quality of Life Research, 28(6), 1575-1583.
This article aims to understand current opportunities and challenges with the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and the potential for health information technology (IT) to advance their use.
Karahanna, E., Chen, A., Qianqian B. L., & Serrano, C. (2019). Capitalizing on health information technology to enable digital advantage in U.S. hospitals. MIS Quarterly, 43(1), 113-140.
This article examines hospital digital advantage, defined as a hospital’s technological edge relative to its competitors across a composite of technologies supporting the hospital’s various functions and processes.
This website, under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), is located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is at the forefront of the administration’s health information technology (HIT) efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of HIT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange (HIE) to improve health care.