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Best Practice Advisories Should Not Replace Good Clinical Acumen

Electronic medical records (EMR) have revolutionized clinical practice. They facilitate documentation, improve communication and coordination of care among medical providers, and afford a manner of communication for patients, as well as provide a platform for the storage of large quantities of clinical data. Several of these qualities, in addition to federal incentives for their use, […]

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Hospital Computing and the Costs and Quality of Care: A National Study

Many believe that computerization will improve health care quality, reduce costs, and increase administrative efficiency. However, no previous studies have examined computerization’s cost and quality impacts at a diverse national sample of hospitals. Methods We linked data from an annual survey of computerization at approximately 4000 hospitals for the period from 2003 to 2007 with […]

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