Impact of an electronic medical record on diabetes quality of care.

  title={Impact of an electronic medical record on diabetes quality of care.},
  author={Patrick J. O'Connor and A. Lauren Crain and William A. Rush and JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen and Jay J Gutenkauf and Jane E. Duncan},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  volume={3 4},
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the impact of electronic medical record (EMR) implementation on quality of diabetes care. METHODS We conducted a 5-year longitudinal study of 122 adults with diabetes mellitus at an intervention (EMR) clinic and a comparison (non-EMR) clinic. Clinics had similarly trained primary care physicians, similar patient populations, and used a common diabetes care guideline that emphasized the importance of glucose control. The EMR provided basic decision… CONTINUE READING


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