Electronic health records' limited successes suggest more targeted uses.

@article{DesRoches2010ElectronicHR,
  title={Electronic health records' limited successes suggest more targeted uses.},
  author={Catherine M. DesRoches and Eric G. Campbell and Christine S. Vogeli and Jie Zheng and Sowmya R. Rao and Alexandra Elizabeth Shields and Karen Donelan and S. Rosenbaum and Steffanie J. Bristol and Ashish Kumar Jha},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          639-46
        }
}
Understanding whether electronic health records, as currently adopted, improve quality and efficiency has important implications for how best to employ the estimated $20 billion in health information technology incentives authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. We examined electronic health record adoption in U.S. hospitals and the relationship to quality and efficiency. Across a large number of metrics examined, the relationships were modest at best and generally… CONTINUE READING

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