The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Society for Quality, a professional association, have launched Stories of Success, a Web page with 16 peer-reviewed case studies of organizations using information technology to improve safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency.

The case studies demonstrate real-world successes in applying change management and process improvement tools as a prelude to health I.T. implementation, says Joseph Fortuna, M.D., chair-elect of the health care division of the American Society for Quality. The studies serve as "real-world examples for those endeavoring to become 'meaningful users,'" he adds.

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