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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Vest JR, Simon K
Hospitals' adoption of intra-system information exchange is negatively associated with inter-system information exchange.
This study examined hospitals’ adoption of interoperability of health information technology (HIT). The relationship between hospitals’ intra- (within the same organization) and inter-system information exchange capabilities was explored using data from the 2010-2014 American Hospital Association’s Annual Health Information Technology Survey. As expected, there was more intra-system information exchange than inter-system but as time went on inter-system information exchange has increased. During the study period, hospitals were sharing 4.6 types of information by intra-system exchange, but only 2.7 types of information by inter-system exchange.
Citation: Vest JR, Simon K . Hospitals' adoption of intra-system information exchange is negatively associated with inter-system information exchange. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018 Sep;25(9):1189-96. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy058..
Keywords: Health Information Exchange (HIE), Health Systems, Health Information Technology (HIT), Hospitals
Innovation implementation in the context of hospital QI: lessons learned and strategies for success.
This paper conducts an integrative review of the literature on "innovation implementation" in hospitals and health systems over the last decade, since the spotlight was cast on "innovation implementation failure" in health care organizations (HCOs). It summarizes the lessons learned from the literature, discusses the relevance of management research on innovation implementation in HCOs, and identifies future research avenues.
Citation: Rangachari P . Innovation implementation in the context of hospital QI: lessons learned and strategies for success. Innov Entrep Health 2018;5:1-14. doi: 10.2147/ieh.s151040.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Health Systems, Health Information Technology (HIT), Innovations and Emerging Issues, Quality Improvement
Using social knowledge networking technology to enable meaningful use of electronic health record technology in hospitals and health systems.
In this paper, Rangachari (1) reviewed the theoretical literatures on technology use & implementation, and identified a framework for understanding & overcoming unintended adverse consequences of implementing Electronic Health Records; (2) outlined a broad project proposal to test the applicability of the framework in enabling "meaningful use" of Electronic Health Records in a healthcare context; and (3) identified strategies for successful implementation of Electronic Health Records in hospitals & health systems, based on the literature review and application.
Citation: Rangachari P . Using social knowledge networking technology to enable meaningful use of electronic health record technology in hospitals and health systems. J Hosp Adm 2014 Dec;3(6):66-78. doi: 10.5430/jha.v3n6p66.
Keywords: Health Systems, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Hospitals, Implementation