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November 2014

Department of Healthcare Policy and Research Papers Cited in Informatics Year in Review
Two papers by faculty and staff members of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research are cited in in the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium 2014 Year in Review, compiled by Drs. William Hersh and Joan Ash of Oregon Health & Science University. The review lists “the most important papers published during the previous year (10/1/13 – 9/30/14)” and was presented at the AMIA symposium held November 15-19, 2014.

  • Vest JR, Kern LM, Campion TR Jr, Silver MD, Kaushal R. (2014). Association between use of a health information exchange system and hospital admissions. Applied Clinical Informatics. 5: 219-231. This paper demonstrates that emergency department physicians are less likely to admit patients to the hospital when they have readily available electronic access to those patients’ health records. It is included in the Health Information Exchange category.
  • Low AF, Phillips AB, Ancker JS, Patel AR, Kern LM, Kaushal R. (2013). Financial effects of health information technology: a systematic review. American Journal of Managed Care. 19(10 Spec No): SP369-SP376. This paper explores the existing data on the financial effects of HIT and considers the implications for the effect of HIT on healthcare spending. It is included in the category, Health IT Implementation.

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