Explaining the Health Information Technology Paradox
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Avgar, Ariel C.; Litwin, Adam Seth
Excerpt] The substantial gap between the promise inherent in upgrading information systems in health care and the documented reality has baffled health care scholars. Why is a technology so clearly capable of creating efficiencies, increasing safety, and promoting greater information sharing and coordination across professionals failing to live up to expectations?
health care; information technology; efficiency; safety
Required Publisher Statement: © Labor and Employment Relations Association. Final version published as: Avgar, A. C., & Litwin, A. S. (2014). Explaining the health information technology paradox. Perspectives on Work, 18(1-2), 15-18. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.