Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH; David Blumenthal, MD, MPP; Eric G. Poon, MD, MPH; Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH; Calvin Franz, PhD; Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc; John Glaser, PhD; Gilad Kuperman, MD, PhD; Melissa Christino, AB; Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP; Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD; David W. Bates, MD, MSc; and the Cost of National Health Information Network Working Group
Acknowledgments: The authors thank the following expert panel members (the listed affiliations may have changed since the time of their participation): David J. Brailer, MD, PhD, Health Technology Center; Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine; Mark Frisse, MD, MS, MBA, First Consulting Group; Lucian Leape, MD, Harvard School of Public Health; Janet M. Marchibroda, MBA, eHealth Initiative; Eduardo Ortiz, MD, MPH, Clinical Informatics, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, University of California, San Diego; Elliot M. Stone, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, Inc.; William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, National Health Information Network, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Barry Zallen, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The authors also thank the California HealthCare Foundation for their assistance with the SBCDE financial data.
Grant Support: By the Commonwealth Fund and the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement.
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: Other: J.P. Newhouse (Aetna, National Committee for Quality Assurance).
Requests for Single Reprints: Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120; e-mail, email@example.com.
Current Author Addresses: Drs. Kaushal, Poon, Jha, Middleton, and Bates, and Ms. Christino: Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120.
Dr. Blumenthal: Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02114.
Dr. Franz: ERG, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421-3136.
Dr. Glaser: 800 Boylston Street, Suite 1150, Boston, MA 02199.
Dr. Kuperman: New York Presbyterian Hospital, 585 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10021.
Dr. Fernandopulle: Renaissance Health, 61 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474.
Dr. Newhouse: Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Harvard University, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5899.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: R. Kaushal, D. Blumenthal, E.G. Poon, A.K. Jha, B. Middleton, J. Glaser, R. Fernandopulle, D.W. Bates.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: R. Kaushal, D. Blumenthal, E.G. Poon, A.K. Jha, C. Franz, B. Middleton, J. Glaser, G. Kuperman, M. Christino, R. Fernandopulle, J.P. Newhouse, D.W. Bates.
Drafting of the article: R. Kaushal, D. Blumenthal, C. Franz, M. Christino,
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: R. Kaushal, D. Blumenthal, E.G. Poon, B. Middleton, J. Glaser, G. Kuperman, R. Fernandopulle, J.P. Newhouse, D.W. Bates.
Final approval of the article: R. Kaushal, D. Blumenthal, E.G. Poon, J. Glaser, M. Christino, J.P. Newhouse, D.W. Bates.
Provision of study materials or patients: D.W. Bates.
Statistical expertise: R. Kaushal.
Obtaining of funding: R. Kaushal, D. Blumenthal, R. Fernandopulle, J.P. Newhouse, D.W. Bates.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: R. Kaushal, J. Glaser, M. Christino, D.W. Bates.
Collection and assembly of data: R. Kaushal, E.G. Poon, A.K. Jha, C. Franz, M. Christino, D.W. Bates.
Kaushal R, Blumenthal D, Poon EG, Jha AK, Franz C, Middleton B, et al. The Costs of a National Health Information Network. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143:165-173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-143-3-200508020-00002
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