Health Information Technology (HIT)

Jul 26, 2018
A growing number of hospitals are using health information technology to improve health care quality and support new models of care, according to TrendWatch reports released today by the AHA. “Hospitals and health systems continue to make progress leveraging technology to improve patient safety and…
Jul 25, 2018
This brief is the fourth in a series of issue briefs highlighting data from the 2016 AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement for community hospitals collected November 2016 – April 2017. This fourth brief compares the use of health IT by hospitals and health systems that are…
Jul 25, 2018
Hospitals and health systems increasingly use EHRs and other health IT tools to support patient safety and improve care delivery. These tools have varying capabilities, but core functions include capturing clinical information – such as physician and nursing notes, test results, prescriptions, and…
Jul 18, 2018
AHA testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding cybersecurity threats facing hospitals, health systems and the health care field. 
Jul 17, 2018
AHA statement before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: Realizing the Benefits of Rural Broadband: Challenges and Solutions.
Apr 16, 2018
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives recently launched the 2018 Most Wired Survey, which hospitals can complete through May 31. The annual survey, which recently transitioned to CHIME from AHA’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, this year captures health…
Mar 1, 2018
Health care services are delivered across a spectrum of providers and settings of care, including physician offices, pharmacies, labs, imaging facilities, hospitals and health centers. Providers’ ability to electronically exchange patient information and share information with patients is critical…
Mar 1, 2018
Hospitals’ and health systems’ ongoing prioritization of health information technology (IT) tools continues to expand patients’ ability to engage with their providers, access their health data, and interact with the health care system electronically. It also allows providers to more readily…