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Use of IT can reduce disparities, study says
Modern Healthcare

Effective use of health information technology can reduce racial and ethnic healthcare disparities, according to a newly published study in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. The authors recommended a series of steps, including using health data to find and fix gaps in care, and developing clinical decision support tools that specifically address areas where disparities are common. Those strategies can help providers identify causes of healthcare inequities, such as language barriers and difficulty navigating a complex healthcare system, they said.