MWAIS 2021 Proceedings


The major epidemic of our times is chronic disease, which accounts for 75 percent of all healthcare costs and deaths in the U.S. The use of health information technology is believed to be crucial to the successful adoption of chronic care models. HIT technologies, for example, Electric medical records, have been adopted to various degrees by healthcare care organizations in improving the organizational efficacy for providing better care services, however, there remains a significant uncertainty as to the relative impact of health information technology on prevalence of chronic disease conditions. Moreover, understanding the role of socio-economic factors such as but not limited to income, education is important as they directly affect the chronic patient ability to make healthy choice, and afford medical care. Therefore, this research aims to understand the role of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), on prevalence of chronic disease conditions with special emphasis on healthcare organizational efficacy and socio-economic factors.