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Study: It’s workflow, not EHR implementation that begets quality

“A three-year study published in the May-June issue of Annals of Family Medicine, at first blush, doesn’t make a good case for EHR implementations. Its findings showed that for 16 practices in the eastern U.S. — treating almost 800 diabetes patients — outcomes measured by A1C, actually, were worse on average than 26 practices using dead trees for their health records.
That should give critics of EHRs and those who enjoy criticizing federal health IT policy in general as a giant government boondoggle plenty of ammunition. Great.”

Don Fluckinger, Health IT Pulse, 17 May 2012
Article (Crosson 2012)

18 May 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): ACO, Implementation, Quality, Workflow
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