Understanding health IT-enabled performance improvement for older adults
This project will fill a current gap in knowledge about how best to deploy electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (HIT) to improve safety, quality and cost in the care of older adults. Through a study of provider organizations using quantitative and qualitative methods, the project will develop a careful description of best practices in the domain. Project findings and recommendations will enable provider organizations to optimize the use of HIT to improve care delivery for older adults and other vulnerable populations.
Start date: 6/1/15
End date: 5/31/16
Understanding Health IT-Enabled Performance Improvement for Older Adults, The Hartford Foundation: $779,15
The John A. Hartford Foundation is a private philanthropy working to improve the health of older Americans. After three decades of championing research and education in geriatric medicine, nursing, and social work, today the Foundation pursues opportunities to put geriatrics expertise to work in all health care settings.