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HIT Potential to Transform Quality Improvement

McCartney, Patricia Robin PhD, RN, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September-October 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 5 - p 328
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31822683b8
Ongoing Column: Health Information Technology

Efforts toward quality improvement in health care will skyrocket in the near future as electronic record keeping and other technologies take hold in the majority of health care encounters.

Patricia R. McCartney is a Senior Clinical Nursing Instructor, Washington Hospital Center Georgetown Scholars Program, Washington, DC, Professor Emerita, State University of New York at Buffalo, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. She can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.