HIMSS set out to develop a dynamic framework by which to easily catalogue the varied beneficial evidences of digital health. From this effort, HIMSS introduced to the market the HIMSS Value STEPS™ framework.
This book will leverage the HIMSS Value STEPS™ model to identify and define the expressions of value the use of health IT systems can yield per the following domains: Satisfaction, Treatment/Clinical, Electronic Secure Data, Patient Engagement and Population Health, and Savings. Using this framework, HIMSS has developed a collection of over 2,000 cases reflecting the value that hospitals, health systems and other providers have experienced following implementation of their electronic health record and/or other IT-related applications. The more than 17,000 value statements that have been extracted from the 2,000+ case articles have been classified within 85 Standard Value Standard (SVS) within the five STEPS domains. The book will describe the STEPS model to demonstrate the impact of health IT in healthcare organizations, and the quality of care and overall financial and operational performance improvements that have been achieved.
Background: Why focus on the value of health IT. STEPS Framework: Assessing value on multiple dimensions. Satisfaction: Focus on patients, physicians, and staff. Treatment/Clinical: Driving clinical performance. Electronic Secure Information/Data: Data sharing at the heart of health IT. Patient Engagement and Population Management: Improving the health of populations. Savings: Improved financial performance. Interdependence among the STEPS Framework values.