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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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HIT Background

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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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