The effect of health information technology on quality in U.S. hospitals.

@article{McCullough2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of health information technology on quality in U.S. hospitals.},
  author={Jeffrey S. McCullough and Michelle M. Casey and Ira S. Moscovice and Shailendra Prasad},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={647-54}
}
Health information technology (IT), such as computerized physician order entry and electronic health records, has potential to improve the quality of health care. But the returns from widespread adoption of such technologies remain uncertain. We measured changes in the quality of care following adoption of electronic health records among a national sample of U.S. hospitals from 2004 to 2007. The use of computerized physician order entry and electronic health records resulted in significant… CONTINUE READING

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