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Using electronic health records to improve quality and efficiency: the experiences of leading hospitals.

@article{SilowCarroll2012UsingEH,
  title={Using electronic health records to improve quality and efficiency: the experiences of leading hospitals.},
  author={Sharon Silow-Carroll and Jennifer N. Edwards and Diana Rodin},
  journal={Issue brief},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={
          1-40
        }
}
An examination of nine hospitals that recently implemented a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system finds that clinical and administrative leaders built EHR adoption into their strategic plans to integrate inpatient and outpatient care and provide a continuum of coordinated services. Successful implementation depended on: strong leadership, full involvement of clinical staff in design and implementation, mandatory staff training, and strict adherence to timeline and budget. The EHR… Expand
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