Costs and benefits of health information technology: an updated systematic review

Author(s)/Editor(s): Shekelle PG, Goldzweig CL
Publisher/Organizer: Southern California Evidence-based Practice Centre, RAND Corporation
Publication date: 2009
Language: English


This report summarises the available international evidence on the costs and benefits of clinical health information technology systems.

“The use of health information technology (HIT) has been promoted as having tremendous promise to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality and safety of medical care delivery. The hope is that healthcare can follow the example of many non-healthcare industries – in which implementation of computer information technology has been a critical part of increasing the accessibility of information – and automate labour-intensive and inefficient processes, and minimise human error.”