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Health IT Underused in Care Coordination
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Using health IT to support care coordination is inconsistent in primary care practices, especially when it comes to the care coordination activities that matter most to clinicians, according to new research in the Annals of Family Medicine.

“The activities that the clinicians were most interested in were not ones that were necessarily most supported by health IT,” says lead author Suzanne Morton, MPH, MBA, senior healthcare analyst for the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

In addition, the research found that the care-coordination activities that practices had most commonly implemented were not the ones with the greatest degree of health IT support.