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Advancing Information Technology in Health Care
Communications of the ACM (2009)
  • Matthew Dean, University of Southern Maine
  • Steven Thompson

The article discusses the use of information technology (IT) to improve the efficiency and productivity of U.S. health care delivery. While more health care services use IT systems to support ancillary services such as logistics, laboratory reporting, and inventory management, the article states, IT does not serve the overarching process of providing patient care.

Publication Date
June, 2009
Citation Information
Matthew Dean and Steven Thompson. "Advancing Information Technology in Health Care" Communications of the ACM Vol. 52 Iss. 6 (2009)
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