HHS Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2007–2012 (Strategic Plan). In the Spotlight: Advancing the Development and Use of Health Information Technology

11/22/2015

[Inset box: Health information technology is defined as systems and products that electronically create, store, transmit, and present personal health information for multiple purposes, most notably for patient care.]

The Institute of Medicine estimates that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. Many more die or have permanent disability because of inappropriate treatments, mistreatments, or missed treatments in ambulatory settings. Predictive models have projected that as much as $300 billion is spent each year on health care that is the result of our fragmented, uninformed, and uncoordinated health care system. According to the National Coalition on Health Care, in 2004 health care spending in the United States reached $1.9 trillion and was projected to reach $2.9 trillion in 2009, if the current system does not change. In order for health care in the United States to be safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient centered, three elements will be necessary:

  • All relevant information (about a patient, the latest scientific evidence, and environmental factors) must be available electronically at the time of patient care;
  • Patients must be informed and engaged in their own health; and
  • Care must be considered, assessed, and coordinated across multiple sites and settings.

Clearly, health IT is the critical tool that can significantly reduce medical error, engage consumers and patients in their own health and care, and provide information in a coordinated fashion. In addition, public health and bioterrorism surveillance can be seamlessly integrated into care, and clinical research will be accelerated and postmarketing surveillance expanded. Interoperable health IT is the key to transforming our health care system.

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