HHS report: Health IT is needed to improve quality of care

04/19/2010 | InformationWeek

According to the National Healthcare Quality Report, improvement in patient care ultimately depends on supplying medical providers with health information technology and giving them access to useful data about their performance. "Realistically, [health] IT infrastructure is needed to ensure that relevant data are collected regularly, systematically, and unobtrusively while protecting patient privacy and confidentiality," the report notes.

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