The Institute of Medicine (IOM) breaks down its definition of quality into six separate domains. These domains include effectiveness, timeliness, equity, patient-centeredness, safety, and efficiency. The application of health IT tools in the care of children has the potential to improve quality metrics within these areas. Listed below are descriptions and examples illustrating how health IT can improve quality through the six domains.
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