Study: EMRs may lower amputation rates in diabetic patients

10/20/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A study suggests that using a centralized electronic medical record system for tracking wound data can lead to a lower risk of amputations among diabetic patients. "The significance of this EMR is that it integrates quantitative measures [such as] healing rates and other relevant clinical data in real time," allowing for improved monitoring and care coordination, the study's lead researcher said.

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