Hawaii Medical Foundation
Initiative to increase adoption of technology in small practices
Executive Summary: The Hawaii Medical Foundation undertook an initiative to increase the number of physicians using health information technology (HIT) for quality improvements, as well as increase the use of evidence-based clinical care processes to affect long-term reductions in chronic disease complications. The project introduced electronic patient registry and clinical care management concepts and practices in 100 independent primary care practices in Hawaii. Funding from The Physicians Foundation supports the Hawaii Medical Foundation in developing a comprehensive approach to HIT adoption in small practices, including marketing, outreach, implementation and training, which could be replicated by others. The project is supporting and advancing the development of a statewide, sustainable health information infrastructure.