Recent studies have highlighted the potential for information technology (IT) to improve patient safety and management of chronic conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and hypertension. Systems that enhance patient-clinician communication, access to patient information, as well as decision support and reference data, hold the promise of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivery.

The Doctors’ Office Quality – Information Technology (DOQ-IT) is a national initiative that promotes the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and IT in primary care physician offices.