Little Benefit Seen, So Far, in Electronic Patient Records

Interesting article about digitizing patient records:

The nation is set to begin an ambitious program, backed by $19 billion in government incentives, to accelerate the adoption of computerized patient records in doctors’ offices and hospitals, replacing ink and paper. There is wide agreement that the conversion will bring better care and lower costs, saving the American health care system up to $100 billion a year by some estimates.

But a new study comparing 3,000 hospitals at various stages in the adoption of computerized health records has found little difference in the cost and quality of care…[Full Article Here]

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~ by clearvisioneyecare on November 28, 2009.

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