Journal Article

Achievable Steps Toward Building a National Health Information Infrastructure in the United States

William W. Stead, Brian J. Kelly and Robert M. Kolodner

in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Published on behalf of American Medical Informatics Association

Volume 12, issue 2, pages 113-120
Published in print March 2005 | ISSN: 1067-5027
Published online March 2005 | e-ISSN: 1527-974X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1197/jamia.M1685
Achievable Steps Toward Building a National Health Information Infrastructure in the United States

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Medical Statistics and Methodology
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Biomathematics and Statistics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Abstract

Consensus is growing that a health care information and communication infrastructure is one key to fixing the crisis in the United States in health care quality, cost, and access. The National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) is an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services receiving bipartisan support. There are many possible courses toward its objective. Decision makers need to reflect carefully on which approaches are likely to work on a large enough scale to have the intended beneficial national impacts and which are better left to smaller projects within the boundaries of health care organizations. This report provides a primer for use by informatics professionals as they explain aspects of that dividing line to policy makers and to health care leaders and front-line providers. It then identifies short-term, intermediate, and long-term steps that might be taken by the NHII initiative.

Journal Article.  6058 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology ; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology ; Biomathematics and Statistics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.