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Connected for Health: Using Electronic Health Records to Transform Care Delivery by Donald M. Berwick MD MPP, Louise L. Liang

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CHAPTER TWELVE

THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTH CARE

By George C. Halvorson

Chapter Summary

This chapter examines the ongoing transition from the world of the paper-based medical record to electronic health records and the revolutionary implications of that transition for quality of care, patient-centeredness, patient safety, medical research, and the total cost of health care. It reviews how KP HealthConnect provides an early glimpse of the current and future potential for the transformation of health care delivery.

Introduction

Computers will revolutionize health care. Easy access to real-time, complete data about each patient will help ...

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