The rise of a health-IT academic focus

  title={The rise of a health-IT academic focus},
  author={E. Vance Wilson and Bengisu Tulu},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
Introduction The U.S. health care industry is catching up on its lagging information technology (IT) investment, and this trend has important ramifications for IT academics and practitioners. During the 1990s, investing in IT was a relatively low priority for hospitals and health systems, which faced fiscal constraints and pressing need to upgrade aging facilities. Now IT has come to be viewed as a means for improving quality, safety, and productivity in health care. As a consequence, the… CONTINUE READING
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