Electronic health records and poor patients

November 2009
American Nurse;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p6
Academic Journal
The article presents a survey which aims to examine the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in U.S. hospitals with a large number of poor patients. Results revealed that lack of capital for hospitals remains a barrier in adopting the digital record keeping. It adds that adoption of EHR may eliminate disparities in caring for patients. It further discusses the advantages of using EHR in hospitals, and the results of the surveys.


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