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Health Information Technology

Health information technology (HIT) consists of those electronic systems that record, transfer and store both patient and clinical operations information. Important aspects of HIT under study include how electronic medical records might be used to improve patient care by reducing medical errors through changes in the way providers communicate.

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Citations

(5 of more than 117 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 10 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY focused publication briefs)


  • Important IT Issues Impede Implementation of VA Mobile Teledermatology Application
    To improve access to teledermatology for Veterans, VA created the web-based VA Telederm application (app), which interfaces with the EHR (electronic health record). This study evaluated the initial implementation process for the VA Telederm app – and assessed organizational readiness for change (ORC). Findings showed that at all sites, technical issues including sub-optimal information technology ...
    Date: March 1, 2021
  • VA HIT-Related Outpatient Diagnostic Delays
    This study evaluated the role of health information technology (HIT) in the root cause analyses (RCAs) of outpatient diagnostic delays submitted to the VA National Center for Patient Safety, which leads patient safety initiatives and uses RCAs of adverse events and close calls to promote learning across the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that of the 214 RCAs included in this study, 88 invol...
    Date: June 25, 2020
  • Health Information Technology
    This review sought to examine recent evidence that relates health IT functionalities prescribed in meaningful use regulations to key aspects of healthcare, such as quality, safety, and efficiency. Findings showed that most published IT evaluation studies report positive effects on quality, safety, and efficiency. Strong evidence supports the use of clinical decision support (CDS) and computerized ...
    Date: January 7, 2014
  • Journal Issue Highlights the State of Health Information Technology in VA Healthcare
    This Medical Care Supplement focuses on the use and impact of health information technology (HIT) in quality improvement research conducted within VHA. Articles in this Supplement highlight a range of specific HIT approaches, including innovative and interactive uses of VHA’s electronic health record, databases, and information systems, as well as applications of automated systems for interventio...
    Date: March 1, 2013
  • Design and Implementation of a VA Hospital-Based Usability Laboratory for Health Information Technology
    This article describes the HSR&D Human-Computer Interaction & Simulation Laboratory, housed within one VAMC, which was intended to provide research-level findings about health information technology (HIT) design and was developed to investigate the usability of HIT toward transforming VA’s health information system. Investigators provide insight about the Laboratory’s design and implementation, a...
    Date: December 1, 2012

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Studies

( 5 of more than 0 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY focused projects )

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

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Date Title Presenter(s)
9/19/2013 A Systems+IT Approach to Accelerate Adoption of Depression Care in Safety-Net Diabetes Clinics: A Comparative Effectiveness Trial Wu, Shinyi  
9/5/2013 Single-Patient (n-of-1) Trials: A Pragmatic Clinical Decision Methodology for Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Duan, Naihua  
2/25/2013 Mobile Applications and Internet-based Approaches for Supporting Non-professional Caregivers: A Systematic Review McInnes, Keith  
Francis, Joe  
Kansagara, Devan  
Frisbee, Kathleen  
Dyer, Edward  
12/20/2011 Relationship of Usability and Patient Safety with Health Information Technology Patterson, Emily  
6/6/2011 Overview of VA Data, Information Systems, National Databases and Research Uses Hynes, Denise  

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