Study: EHRs are not a cure-all

12/14/2009 | Healthcare IT News

Some electronic health record initiatives fail to live up to their promise of better, cheaper and safer patient care, according to a study by the University College of London. "Between 50 and 80 percent of [EHR] projects fail -- and the larger the project, the more likely it is to fail," said Trish Greenhalgh, the study's lead author, adding, "it is time for researchers and policymakers to move beyond simplistic, technology-push models and consider how to capture the messiness and unpredictability of the real world."

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