The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Society for Quality, a professional association, have launched Stories of Success, a Web page with 16 peer-reviewed case studies of organizations using information technology to improve safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency.

The case studies demonstrate real-world successes in applying change management and process improvement tools as a prelude to health I.T. implementation, says Joseph Fortuna, M.D., chair-elect of the health care division of the American Society for Quality. The studies serve as "real-world examples for those endeavoring to become 'meaningful users,'" he adds.

Other organizations involved in the program include the Joint Commission, National Committee for Quality Assurance and National Quality Forum. The case studies result from a call for stories issued last fall. The next call will open in early March. More information and the stories are available at

This story first appeared on Healt Data Management (


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