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Despite Incentives, Doctors’ Offices Lag On Digital Records

“The good news: Colorado is working to help kids stay current with their immunizations and has a computerized registry where any provider who gives a child a vaccine can report that information.
The bad news: The state’s computer system is not compatible with most of the computer systems doctors use, so many practices don’t update the central database because it’s just too much extra work, according to Dr. Allison Kempe, a researcher at the University of Colorado. That means doctors and researchers, who try to keep childhood immunizations on track, can’t rely on the database to make sure a vaccine isn’t missed or given twice.”

Article
Eric Whitney, Kaiser Health News, 22 January 2013
Abstract (Kellerman 2013)

23 January 2013 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Hospitals, Incentives, Physicians
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