Information Technology Infrastructure

Technological systems for tele-communication, electronic documentation, and data storage, management, reporting, and analysis support functional performance of the Inner Setting.

Several published adaptations of the original CFIR and recommendations highlighted the importance of the Information Technology Infrastructure (Ashok et al., 2018; Dy et al., 2015; Yuan et al., 2019). Yuan et al. found that a uniform information system played a key role for family physicians who used it to access complete health information; while the presence of a uniform system promoted coordination between specialists and led to higher quality health management of patients, the absence of a uniform system led to duplication of work and lower efficiency (Yuan et al., 2019).

Qualitative coding guidelines that are aligned with the Updated CFIR will be added in the future.

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Ashok, M., Hung, D., Rojas-Smith, L., Halpern, M. T., & Harrison, M. (2018). Framework for Research on Implementation of Process Redesigns: Quality Management in Health Care, 27(1), 17–23.

Dy, S. M., Ashok, M., Wines, R. C., & Rojas Smith, L. (2015). A Framework to Guide Implementation Research for Care Transitions Interventions: Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 41–54.

Yuan, S., Wang, F., Li, X., Jia, M., & Tian, M. (2019). Facilitators and barriers to implement the family doctor contracting services in China: Findings from a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 9(10), e032444.