Michael F. Furukawa, PhD; and Eric Poon, MD, MPH
The authors discuss the wide-reaching impact of legislation spurring the adoption of health information technology and provide an overview of the content found in this special issue.
William M. Vollmer, PhD; Adrianne Feldstein, MD; David H. Smith, PhD, MPH; Joan P. Dubanoski, PhD, MPH; Amy Waterbury, MPH; Jennifer L. Schneider, MPH; Shelley A. Clark, RN; and Cynthia Rand, PhD
Automated telephone reminders resulted in a small but significant increase in adherence to inhaled corticosteroids among adult asthma patients in a large managed care organization.
Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH; Yolanda Barron, MS; and Erika L. Abramson, MD, MS
This is a comparative effectiveness study that evaluates the safety effects of 2 types of commercially available electronic prescribing systems.
Mari Millery, PhD; Donna Shelley, MD, MPH; Daren Wu, MD; Pamela Ferrari, RN; Tuo-Yen Tseng, MA; and Helene Kopal, MPA, MPH
A qualitative process evaluation attributes the success of a technology-driven hypertension intervention to the combination of multiple intervention components framed as quality improvement.
Donna Shelley, MD, MPH; Tuo-Yen Tseng, MA; Abigail G. Matthews, PhD; Daren Wu, MD; Pamela Ferrari, RN; Asaf Cohen, MD; Mari Millery, PhD; Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, FACP; Lindsay Farrell, MBA; and Helene Kopal, MPA, MPH
Health information technology that is implemented as part of a multifaceted quality improvement initiative can lead to improvements in hypertension care and outcomes.
Linda Dimitropoulos, PhD; Vaishali Patel, PhD, MPH; Scott A. Scheffler, MApSt; and Steve Posnack, MHS, MS
Greater consumer participation in determining how HIE occurs could engender greater trust among all demographic groups, regardless of varying levels of privacy and security concerns.
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH; Matthew F. Burke, MPA; Catherine DesRoches, DrPH; Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH; Peter D. Kralovec, BA; Eric G. Campbell, PhD; and Melinda B. Buntin, PhD
Broad enthusiasm exists among hospitals for participation in Meaningful Use. However, many hospitals have a long road ahead to implement the advanced systems required for the program.