HIT and Continuum of Care: Understanding the Context of Organizations and HIT

HIT is implemented in a wide variety of organizations and across a number of care processes, from small single-physician practices to large health systems and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) (see Figure 20-1). Healthcare informaticists must consider all of these settings and often manage the flow of information between them. Table 20-1 presents example entities that informaticists and HIT professionals must coordinate with, and also presents sample tools and technologies they use to promote effective integration. Organizations that consider the flow of information across facilities and episodes of care will ultimately be more successful in managing the overall care ...

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