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What it will take to achieve the as-yet-unfulfilled promises of health information technology.
A team of RAND Corporation researchers projected in 2005 that rapid adoption of health information technology (IT) could save the United States more than $81 billion annually. Seven years later theExpand
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Health Information Technology: An Updated Systematic Review With a Focus on Meaningful Use
In the United States, adoption of health information technology (IT) has been accelerated by the meaningful use incentive program, which provides financial incentives to individual health careExpand
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The Incidence of Fibromyalgia and Its Associated Comorbidities: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study Based on International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision Codes
Background:The epidemiology of fibromyalgia is poorly defined. The incidence of fibromyalgia has not been determined using a large population base. Previous studies based on prevalence dataExpand
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Forecasting daily patient volumes in the emergency department.
BACKGROUND Shifts in the supply of and demand for emergency department (ED) resources make the efficient allocation of ED resources increasingly important. Forecasting is a vital activity that guidesExpand
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Cellulitis incidence in a defined population.
A population-based insurance claims database was used to examine cellulitis incidence, anatomical sites of infection, complicating diagnoses, source of health service, and recurrence rates. InsuranceExpand
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Electronic health record adoption and quality improvement in US hospitals.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the relationship between quality improvement and electronic health record (EHR) adoption in US hospitals. STUDY DESIGN National cohort study based on primary survey data aboutExpand
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Unraveling the IT productivity paradox--lessons for health care.
Debate is ongoing about the wisdom of the $27 billion federal investment driving the adoption of health information technology (IT). Debate about IT's productivity yield echoes earlier debates fromExpand
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Use of Health‐Related, Quality‐of‐Life Metrics to Predict Mortality and Hospitalizations in Community‐Dwelling Seniors
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether health‐related quality‐of‐life (HRQoL) scores in a primary care population can be used as a predictor of future hospital utilization and mortality.
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An independent evaluation of four quantitative emergency department crowding scales.
BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) overcrowding has become a frequent topic of investigation. Despite a significant body of research, there is no standard definition or measurement of ED crowding.Expand
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Physician use of electronic medical records: Issues and successes with direct data entry and physician productivity
At Intermountain Health Care, we evaluated whether physicians in an ambulatory setting will voluntarily choose to enter data directly into an electronic health record (EHR). In this paper we describeExpand
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