As a health IT blogger I’m often asked about books and articles that can introduce the general topic of technology (and IT) in healthcare. One of the nicest free resources is available at NIH. It’s called HTA 101: Introduction Health Technology Assessment. It’s worth reading much of the document but there’s a section on fundamental concepts and issues that’s really useful. It’s not specific to IT and the document is more about assessing technology than using it but it’s a good introductory document. Of special interest is the nice glossary.
I’ve started this posting merely as a repository — if you know of any introductory materials that could help your fellow colleagues or those new to health IT, please post a comment here.
Got any favorite resources you’d like to share?