Informatics Research Seminar: The Beacon Project: Will HIT Improve Healthcare Quality and Reduce Cost?

February 2 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Speaker: Carlton Moore, MD, MS
Presented from Duke University


Abstract:

Dr. Moore’s lecture will start by providing an overview of the current state of healthcare quality in the U.S. and the evidence-base linking the implementation of health information technology (HIT) to improvements in quality of care. Finally, Dr. Moore will discuss current efforts by the federal government, via the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, to facilitate HIT adoption and the likelihood that HIT adoption will result in meaningful improvements in healthcare quality.

Biosketch:

Dr. Moore is a practicing general internist with a background in both medical informatics and health services research. He completed an NIH-funded medical informatics fellowship as well as a Master’s degree in Biostatistics. His research interest involves evaluating the impact that Health IT adoption has on health outcomes and is an investigator on an ONC-funded grant (Beacon Community Cooperative Program) evaluating the impact that Health IT adoption has on health outcomes in primary care practices in the Southern Piedmont area of North Carolina.