Aligning Pediatric Ambulatory Needs with Health IT

  • Michael G. Leu
  • George R. Kim
  • Ari H Pollack
  • William G. Adams
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Primary motivations for health IT adoption, from a federal policy level, are to improve quality and reduce costs in health care. In ambulatory care, incentive alignment among stakeholders is a major obstacle. While patients and payors benefit from adoption, it is the practices and provider groups that must bear the burdens of financial investment, workflow redesign, and organizational change. Even for institutions and practices skilled in managing the necessary changes, the task of health IT adoption is risky (Table 17.1).


Electronic Medical Record Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support System Ambulatory Setting Electronic Health Record System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Leu
    • 1
  • George R. Kim
    • Ari H Pollack
      • 2
    • William G. Adams
      • 3
    1. 1.Pediatric Hospitalist/InformaticianSeattle Children's HospitalSeattle
    2. 2.Clinical Instructor of PediatricsUniversity of Washington School of Medicine, Informatics Physician, Seattle Children's HospitalSeattle
    3. 3.Child Health Informatics, Department of PediatricsBoston University School of MedicineBoston

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