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- Great potential for transforming clinical care, especially for patients with chronic diseases
- Adoption of HIT across the U.S. is limited but growing
- Actual benefits of HIT unclear:
- Initial benefits of HIT depend on how routinely and systematically clinicians use the HIT tools and resulting information
- Little information on HIT effects in the ambulatory setting with commercially-available systems
- Actual benefits and costs of HIT are difficult to quantify
- Comprehensive identification
- Methodological challenges
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