Evidence report examines health IT impact on medication management

Research Activities, July 2011, No. 371

AHRQ has released a new evidence report, Enabling Medication Management Through Health Information Technology, that examines the impact—clinical, economic, and effectiveness—of health information technology (IT) applications on medication management.

The review, conducted by AHRQ's McMaster University Evidence-based Practice Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, found that health IT-enabled applications, especially clinical decision support and computerized physician order entry systems, showed evidence of improved care processes. However, the review also showed that few studies examined economic or clinical outcomes, and revealed mixed findings about clinician effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

You can access the report at Medication Management & Health IT . A print copy is available by sending an E-mail to AHRQPubs@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

Current as of July 2011
Internet Citation: Evidence report examines health IT impact on medication management: Research Activities, July 2011, No. 371. July 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/jul11/0711RA50.html