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


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.