Administration Tech Trends 2010. Trend: data infrastructure.Healthc Inform. 2010 Feb; 27(2):12, 14.HI
THE LANDSCAPE: CIOs are realizing that everything they and their fellow executive and clinician leaders want to accomplish in hospital-based organizations--improving patient safety and care quality; enhancing efficiency and clinician workflow; delivering evidence-based patient care; creating outcomes transparency for purchasers, payers, and consumers; and participating in value-based purchasing initiatives, not to mention snagging federal funding under the ARRA-HITECH legislation passed last year--will require robust data infrastructures. And as pioneers are learning, creating those infrastructures is challenging and complex, but immensely critical.
Experts say the need for robust data infrastructures to support performance improvement and transparency will only intensify. The time is now to put the needed technologies into place.