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Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA, 02115
Faculty Affiliate, Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project
Ashish Jha is the C. Boyden Gray Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health. He is a practicing general internist with a clinical focus on hospital care. A major theme of his research is using information technology among other tools as potential solutions for reducing medical errors and disparities while improving over-all quality.
Journal Article, Journal of Hospital Medicine, issue 2, volume 7
UpToDate is one of the most widely used computerized clinical knowledge management systems in the nation. The authors found a very small but consistent association between use of UpToDate and reduced length of stay, lower risk-adjusted mortality rates, and better quality performance, at least in the smaller, non-teaching institutions. These findings may suggest that computerized tools such as UpToDate could be helpful in improving care