Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner

Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

HIT Background

Text Description is below the image.
  • 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

Previous Slide Previous Slide         Contents         Next Slide Next Slide


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care