implementing HIT

This assignment reinforces information in your textbook and concepts presented in this unit. It is recommended that you work through this assignment as you complete your reading assignment. Complete the questions and items below.


  1. What are the challenges of implementing HIT based on the three essential components necessary for successful implementation: technology, culture, and policies and procedures? (One paragraph is an appropriate length).
  2. What are the benefits of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) in creating systems, processes, and technologies that enable a basic level of interoperability between EHRs ?(One paragraph is an appropriate length.)
  3. Discuss the relationship between publication bias in biomedical literature against publishing HIT implementation failures. Why is this a problem (with regard to HIT implementation)? (One paragraph per heading is an appropriate length.)
  4. What is the impact of HIT on healthcare quality, effectiveness, and efficiency? Provide one example of each. (One paragraph per innovation in an appropriate length).