Hagland, Mark
January 2010
Healthcare Informatics;Jan2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p34
The article discusses the clinical guidelines being established by hospitals in the U.S. They are working to leverage their databases using solid information technology foundation, according to the author. Hospitals across the country are examining clinical literature and hospitals' own clinical databases, and are creating a continuous loop of data reporting and data-driven process change in care delivery. The moves are being made to change the face of patient care and to drive improvements in quality, patient safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.


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