Leveraging Health Information Technology to Achieve the Triple Aim

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<p>The U.S. has invested billions in a nationwide electronic health record system to help achieve the “triple aim”: better care experiences, better population health, and reduced per-person costs. To learn about early experiences with health information technology (HIT) and its impact on health care delivery, Harpreet S. Sood, M.D., a former fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brigham and Women’s David W. Bates, M.D., and former Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow Aziz Sheikh, M.D., interviewed nearly 50 national leaders and stakeholders, including policymakers, HIT experts, and health care providers.</p><p>In a new blog post, the researchers report the consensus is that more needs to happen. In particular, the U.S. needs to stimulate greater competition among HIT vendors, develop a coherent national policy to promote interoperability, and align policies promoting HIT use with reforms that reward value.</p>

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