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Effects of Meaningful Use Functionalities on Health Care Quality, Safety and Efficiency, By Author Sentiment (% of Studies)

Systematic Review of Literature from 2007-2013
2013

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Percent of Meaningful Use Functionality Impacts on Quality, Safety, and Efficiency by Author Sentiment

Quick Stat Graphic
Meaningful Use Functionality Number of MU Impacts Positive Mixed-Positive Neutral Negative
Clinical Decisions Support 142 65% 17% 11% 7%
Computerized Provider Order Entry 91 63% 16% 12% 9%
Multifunctional Health IT Intervention 131 51% 33% 8% 8%
Health Information Exchange 33 64% 30% 0% 6%
e-Prescribing 25 52% 28% 4% 16%
Patient Lists by Condition 30 73% 17% 3% 7%
Patient Access to Electronic Records 20 60% 25% 10% 5%
Patient Care Reminders 10 60% 30% 0% 10%
Other Meaningful Use Functionalities 11 55% 36% 9% 0%
Summary:

Graphic visualizes Health IT evaluation studies, 2007-2013 (n=493), related to the impact of Meaningful Use functionality on the quality, efficiency, and safety of care (or aspects of care). Positive defined as health IT improved key aspects of care but none worse off; Mixed-positive defined as positive effects of health IT outweighed the negative effects; Neutral defined as health IT not associated with change in outcome; Negative defined as negative effects of health IT on outcome.

Source:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT review of 2007-2013 Health IT literature through the efforts of two separate studies:

Spencer S. Jones, PhD; Robert S. Rudin, PhD; Tanja Perry, BHM; and Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD. 'Health Information Technology: An Updated Systematic Review With a Focus on Meaningful Use,' Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(1):48-54. annals.org.

Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, Matthew F Burke, Michael C Hoaglin, David Blumenthal.'The benefits of health information technology: a review of the recent literature shows predominantly positive results,'Health Affairs. 30(3). 464-471. ilhitrec.org.

Notes:

N = Number of unique impacts of Meaningful Use functionality on aspects of care

[2] Other Meaningful Use Functionalities: Barcode Medication Administration, Clinical Lab Test Results, Electronic Immunization Registries, Medication Lists, Patient Specific Education, Problem Lists, and Summary of Care Records.

Suggested Citation:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Effects of Meaningful Use Functionalities on Health Care Quality, Safety and Efficiency, By Author Sentiment (% of Studies),' Health IT Quick-Stat #13. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-Health-IT-Literature-Review-Summary-of-Author-Sentiments.php. February 2014.