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Health Information Technology Leadership Panel: Final Report.

Lewin Group

Prepared by the Lewin Group for the Department of Health and Human Services, this 45-page report summarizes the argument for widespread adoption of information technology (IT) systems as a mechanism to improve health care quality. The panel highlights three key imperatives, which include making IT implementation a top priority, encouraging the federal government to leverage its position to drive adoption, and promoting collaboration in these efforts with private sector purchasers and organizations. The report offers several strategic recommendations and also provides background on health IT, the associated economics, and factors that affect and promote adoption.