The effective adoption and use of health information technology can provide significant support for broader efforts to reform health care in the United States, plus reduce health care costs and medical errors. Brookings experts explore the benefits of health IT and, in particular, how it can improve the quality of health care, and make the system more cost-effective in the long term.
Professor Karl Oldhafer, chief physician of general and visceral surgery at the Asklepios Hospital Hamburg-Barmbek, poses before liver surgery, one of the first surgeries of its kind in Germany with the support of a tablet computer to access and visualize planning data, in Hamburg August 15, 2013. The tablet computer uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ. Developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, this procedure helps locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and is expected to improve the quality of transferring pre-operational resection plans into actual surgery.
Health Information Exchange: Facebook for Doctors
August 19, 2014, Niam Yaraghi
While the health care sector has made huge progress in the adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, the majority of US providers are still not taking advantage of health information exchange (HIE) platforms. Yaraghi and colleagues explain how HIE is the Facebook for doctors and propose recommendations to encourage more doctors to adopt and use HIE platforms.
August 6, 2014, Darrell M. West and Niam Yaraghi
August 5, 2014, Darrell M. West and Niam Yaraghi
July 28, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
July 24, 2014, Martha Ross, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka and Jane R. Williams
July 9, 2014, Niam Yaraghi
June 17, 2014, Hillary Schaub
June 12, 2014, Martha Ross
May 30, 2014, Darshak Sanghavi and Joshua Bleiberg
May 22, 2014, Haihua Li
May 13, 2014
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Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Visiting Fellow, Economic Studies, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
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