EHR adoption improves quality of care for certain diseases

10/9/2012 | Healthcare Informatics online

EHR adoption in physicians' offices leads to improved care, according to research from the Hudson Valley Initiative. Doctors who used EHRs scored higher on care quality screening measures for breast cancer, diabetes, colorectal cancer and chlamydia. "As with any health IT tool, an EHR is only part of the solution and must be integrated into the practice workflow and used by the care team to advance high quality, patient-centered care," said Dr. A. John Blair III, president of Taconic IPA and CEO of MedAllies, the health data services provider for the initiative.

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