Electronic Health Records: Delivering the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time

William M. Tierney, Indiana University School of Medicine

Policy brief no. 44

Description/Abstract

The quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care depends on our ability to manage information. This information is messy and sometimes contradictory, and unless you’re a fictional doctor on TV, like Marcus Welby, MD, and have only one patient to care for, you have to manage information electronically. It can’t be done effectively any other way.