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Health Information Technology In The United States: The Information Base For Progress, David Blumenthal, Catherine M. Desroches, Karen Donelan, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Timothy Ferris Oct 2006

Health Information Technology In The United States: The Information Base For Progress, David Blumenthal, Catherine M. Desroches, Karen Donelan, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Timothy Ferris

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Health information technology (HIT) has the potential to advance health care quality by helping patients with acute and chronic conditions receive recommended care, diminishing disparities in treatment and reducing medical errors. Nevertheless, HIT dissemination has not occurred rapidly, due in part to the high costs of electronic health record (EHR) systems for providers of care—including the upfront capital investment, ongoing maintenance and short-term productivity loss. Also, many observers are concerned that, if HIT follows patterns observed with other new medical technologies, HIT and EHRs may diffuse in ways that systematically disadvantage vulnerable patient populations, thus increasing or maintaining existing ...


Achieving "Readiness" In Medi-Cal's Managed Care Expansion For Persons With Disabilities: Issues And Process, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Sara E. Wilensky, Peter Shin Aug 2005

Achieving "Readiness" In Medi-Cal's Managed Care Expansion For Persons With Disabilities: Issues And Process, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Sara E. Wilensky, Peter Shin

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This Policy Brief examines issues that can be expected to arise as California moves to significantly expand the use of mandatory managed care arrangements for Medi-Cal enrollees with disabilities. This analysis is based on information gleaned from more than a decade of Medicaid managed care specification analyses for the federal government and private funders, focusing on both the general beneficiary population and persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities. This Policy Brief also reflects experiences in furnishing technical assistance to state purchasers and in developing model managed care purchasing specifications for both general and special needs managed care populations for both ...