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To our health : the role of IT in healthcare

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dc.contributor.advisor Edward Barrett. en_US
dc.contributor.author Powell, Adam C. (Adam Cooper) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Humanities. en_US
dc.contributor.other MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T19:11:26Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T19:11:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/43169
dc.description Thesis (S.B. in Expository Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references and index. en_US
dc.description.abstract Preventable medical complications are afflicting a growing number of Americans. Meanwhile, the field of healthcare has been slow to uptake information technology. This thesis reviews existing literature in order to produce recommendations on how to use information technology to reduce the cost and increase the quality of healthcare in the United States. Current findings and statistics from academic and governmental sources are cited in order to illustrate the present state of the healthcare system. Changes in the healthcare model are advocated on an individual, corporate, and government level. It is proposed that improvements can be made through the metrication of personal health statistics, the use of electronic medical records, and the conversion of American healthcare into a market-based system with widely accessible quality ratings. These recommendations are targeted to voters and policymakers interested in improving the American healthcare system. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Adam C. Powell. en_US
dc.format.extent 139, 33, 20, [4], 2 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Humanities. en_US
dc.title To our health : the role of IT in healthcare en_US
dc.title.alternative Role of information technology in healthcare en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B.in Expository Writing en_US
dc.contributor.department MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 250726512 en_US


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