What specific problems are we trying to solve as an institution?
Frequently, health centers may decide to implement health IT to address a specific problem, for example, the installation of a bar-coded medication administration system to reduce medication-related errors. However, understanding the root cause of problems is important. Often, if problems arise as a result of broken processes, the installation of a new information system is unlikely to rectify those issues. Technology should be seen as an enabler and not a panacea.
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