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Healthcare IT research center launched. (IT Organizations).

Citing an unfulfilled need for rigorous and impartial data to support IT investment decisions, Partners HealthCare System Inc., Boston, has launched the Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL). "Promising IT tools exist, but they need to-be mined," says Blackford Middleton, M.D., chairman of CITL's executive committee. He indicates that CITL will conduct studies and publish reports to unveil high value IT investments, like computerized physician order entry systems, which have been shown to reduce medication errors by more than 50 percent. "It is often unclear what investments have the biggest impact on the bottom line and quality of care," says John Glaser, CIO for Partners, and founding member of CITL. Expert panelists will select topics for rigorous analysis, and then disseminate findings for use by healthcare provider organizations. For information on the new organization, contact Jennifer Watson, jwatson@partners.org.
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Title Annotation:Center for Information Technology Leadership
Publication:Health Management Technology
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Date:Aug 1, 2002
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