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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/9830

Title: Improving Information Technology Adoption and Implementation Through the Identification of Appropriate Benefits: Creating IMPROVE-IT
Authors: Leonard, Kevin J
Sittig, Dean F
Keywords: Viewpoint
Information technology
IT cost
IT investment
Timing of benefits
Health outcomes
Issue Date: 4-May-2007
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Kevin J Leonard, Dean F Sittig. Improving Information Technology Adoption and Implementation Through the Identification of Appropriate Benefits: Creating IMPROVE-IT. J Med Internet Res 2007;9(2):e9 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2007/2/e9/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2007/2/e9/ ] : This paper describes the objectives of a collaborative initiative that attempts to provide the evidence that increased information technology (IT) capabilities, availability, and use lead directly to improved clinical quality, safety, and effectiveness within the inpatient hospital setting. This collaborative network has defined specific measurement indicators in an attempt to examine the existence, timing, and level of improvements in health outcomes that can be derived from IT investment. These indicators are in three areas: (1) IT costs (which includes both initial and ongoing investment), (2) IT infusion (ie, system availability, adoption, and deployment), and (3) health performance (eg, clinical efficacy, efficiency, quality, and effectiveness). Herein, we outline the theoretical framework, the methodology employed to create the metrics, and the benefits that can be obtained.
Description: Reviewer: Raymond, Brian
Reviewer: Thompson, Doug
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.9.2.e9
ISSN: 1438-8871
Rights: © Kevin J Leonard, Dean F Sittig. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org, 04.05.2007). Except where otherwise noted, articles published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, including full bibliographic details and the URL (see "please cite as" above), and this statement is included.
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