Assessing the Functional Capabilities, Quality, and Costs of Clinical Information Systems in Texas Hospitals

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While use of clinical information technology (CIT) to improve quality and efficiency is on the rise, achieving the full promise of these tools remains a challenge. For this project, the investigators will survey about 6,000 physicians in 156 Texas hospitals to assess the structural and functional capabilities of their CIT systems and determine whether these capabilities translate into improved quality and lower costs. Project staff will examine the relationship between the performance of hospitals' information systems and their clinical and financial outcomes. Project results will be presented to executives of the hospitals involved in the study to help guide their decisions about investment in CIT infrastructure.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator:
Neil Powe
Award Amount:
$266,731.00
Approval Date:
July 12, 2005

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