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Health Information Technology for Improving Quality of Care in Primary Care Settings


The Institute for Healthcare Improvement along with AHRQ and NORC developed a framework by which health information technology can improve in the quality of care in primary care settings in the US.  The intent of this project was to present what is currently known about using health IT for quality improvement in primary care settings, and to introduce concepts that can be broadly disseminated in order to accelerate the adoption of health IT for improvement.

Primary Toolkit:

PH Informatics Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Primary Care Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Health Information Exchange (HIE), Health Information Technology (HIT), Quality Improvement


Institutional Author:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)





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