The Institute of Medicine has recently reported that $750 billion dollars is wasted in the health care system on an annual basis. That’s one out of every three dollars spent in the United States on health care. Members of the Texas e-Health Alliance are committed to implementing technology that improves the health care system for patients. Part of that mission includes sharing industry expertise and experience with policymakers, and spreading the message that investing in health information technology makes good financial sense.
In that spirit, our organization is pleased to present this set of specific, real-world examples showing how HIT is changing healthcare in a positive way. These case studies have been curated to show how our members are putting the best practices highlighted by the IOM into everyday use.
While this page only provides a high-level overview of each case study, everything listed is an actual implementation, supported by case studies and documentation. The studies have been divided into categories, with entries addressing each of these topics from the IOM report:
- Using information technology more effectively
- Creating systems to manage complexity
- Making health care safer
- Improving transparency
- Promoting teamwork and communication
- Partnering with patients
- Decreasing waste and inefficiency
More information on each case study is available upon request through our contact page.