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Health Affairs Top 15 Articles Of 2013: The Unfulfilled Promises Of HIT And More



Health Affairs recently tallied its fifteen most-read articles, an annual tradition. The most-read list for 2013 includes articles on health information technology, national health spending trends, Medicaid expansion, and more.

The most-read Health Affairs article of 2013, by Arthur Kellerman and Spencer Jones, is titled "What It Will Take To Achieve The As-Yet-Unfulfilled Promises Of Health Information Technology." Years after promises of large gains from health information technology, evidence of the impact of health IT on efficiency and safety remain mixed, Kellermann and Jones report. Achieving health IT's original promise will require standardized systems that are easier to use, more interoperable, and provide patients more control over their health information; providers must re-engineer care systems as well, they say.

Click here for the list of the year's top 15 articles, as well as year's most-read Health Affairs Blog posts. There is free access to the articles until January 28.

About Health Affairs

Health Affairs is the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published by Project HOPE, the peer-reviewed journal appears each month in print, with additional Web First papers published periodically at The full text of each Health Affairs Web First paper is available free of charge to all website visitors for a one-week period following posting, after which it switches to pay-per-view for nonsubscribers. Web First papers are supported in part by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. You can also find the journal on Facebook and Twitter. Read daily perspectives on Health Affairs Blog. Download our podcasts, including monthly Narrative Matters essays, on iTunes. Tap into Health Affairs content with the new iPad app.