22 September 2011

Electronic Health Records News Update

Adapted from Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Communication

Electronic Health Records and Quality of Care Study

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published a study comparing care provided to diabetic patients in physician practices that use electronic health records (EHRs) versus physician practices that do not. The results indicate that practices that use EHRs -- especially in conjunction with collaborative efforts to improve quality -- delivered measurably better care than practices which rely on paper records.

Check out the Office of the National Coordinator's Buzz Blog for a blog by the study's lead author, Dr. Randall Cebul, which summarizes their findings.

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