Hospital Implementation of Health Information Technology and Quality of Care: Are They Related?

9 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2013

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Joseph Restuccia

Boston University - Questrom School of Business; Bocconi University; CHOIR

Alan B. Cohen

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

Jedediah Horwitt

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

Michael Shwartz

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

Date Written: December 1, 2012

Abstract

Recently, there has been considerable effort to promote the use of health information technology (HIT) in order to improve health care quality. However, relatively little is known about the extent to which HIT implementation is associated with hospital patient care quality. We undertook this study to determine the association of various HITs with: hospital quality improvement (QI) practices and strategies; adherence to process of care measures; risk-adjusted inpatient mortality; patient satisfaction; and assessment of patient care quality by hospital quality managers and front-line clinicians.

Keywords: Health information technology, Hospital quality improvement, Hospital patient care quality, Risk-adjusted inpatient mortality, Patient satisfaction, Assessment of patient care quality

Suggested Citation

Restuccia, Joseph and Cohen, Alan B. and Horwitt, Jedediah and Shwartz, Michael, Hospital Implementation of Health Information Technology and Quality of Care: Are They Related? (December 1, 2012). Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2013-3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2231900 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2231900

Joseph Restuccia (Contact Author)

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Alan B. Cohen

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

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Boston, MA MA 02215
United States

Jedediah Horwitt

Boston University - Questrom School of Business ( email )

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA MA 02215
United States

Michael Shwartz

Boston University - Questrom School of Business ( email )

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA MA 02215
United States

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