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AHRQ to Study I.T.-Supporting Workflows in Clinics

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  • October 30 2012, 12:25pm EDT

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will conduct a study on how to implement health information technology in clinics to support care coordination without negatively affecting existing workflow processes.

AHRQ studied existing research about the effect of health I.T. on workflow and clinical acceptance, and found it lacking. Most research did not focus solely on workflow so the quality of evidence varied significantly, and most research was done in large health care organizations, limiting applicability to smaller organizations, particularly primary care sites.

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