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EHRs Are A Tool, Not A Solution: The NYC Primary Care Information Project

“No one expects a scalpel to perform surgery by itself. Similarly, no one should be surprised by the conclusion of a widely cited article in the January 2013 edition of Health Affairs (“What It Will Take To Achieve The As-Yet-Unfulfilled Promises Of Health Information Technology”) about the unrealized promise of health IT to lower costs and improve care.
Electronic health records (EHRs) are a tool, not a solution. But our experience at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with the Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) demonstrates that with the proper support, EHRs can be a powerful tool for improving clinical care and managing population health. Now we are about to turn another corner on our journey, to see if we can use the data we collect from New York City EHRs to paint an accurate picture of the population at large.”

Jesse Singer, Health Affairs Blog, 13 March 2013
Abstract (Kellerman 2013)

14 March 2013 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Population health, Primary Care, Quality
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