Health IT

Health information technology has played a critical role in transforming healthcare.  Primary care in particular has done an excellent job in adopting many of these new techniques and strategies by employing IT that healthcare researchers have recognized as potentially beneficial. Especially as practices move towards a more coordinated care system, a well organized EHR can make all the difference in effective communication within the care team. Early health IT efforts focused on things such as accurate coding, however the overall goal is to allow practices to provide higher quality care and ultimately see better health outcomes of their patients. For practices looking to improve their health IT, researchers have spent significant time identifying best the best ways to implement and properly utilize the new technology.

Resources

Geisinger Health Plan | April 2020
Patient Portals: How can they impact primary care? | September 2019
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative | July 2017
Healthcare Informatics | June 2016
This roadmap describes a trend towards population health management and value-based payment models through the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). It details the importance of comprehensive primary care that includes behavioral health, social workers, and community services. This resource acts as a guide to help practices transition to value-based care.
Oregon Health Authority | June 2015

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Care Delivery & Integration

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