EHRs not making much dent in outpatient clinical practice

July 2007
Medical Device Daily;7/16/2007, Vol. 11 Issue 135, p3
The article discusses research being done on outpatient use of electronic health records (EHR) in the U.S. It references a study by Randall Stafford et al published in the July 9, 2007 issue of the "Archives of Internal Medicine." The paper reported that despite the fact that EHR were used in 18% of the estimated 1.8 billion ambulatory visits in the U.S. in 2003 and 2004, EHR were not associated with better ambulatory care.


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