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EHR adoption tied to lower mortality over time, study finds

Researchers found an association between baseline EHR adoption and 0.11% higher 30-day mortality rate per function, but as baseline functions matured over time, EHR adoption correlated with a 0.09% lower rate of mortality per function per year. The findings, published in Health Affairs and based on data collected between 2008 and 2013 from 3,249 hospitals, showed a 0.21% reduction in mortality rate per year per function over the study period for every new EHR function adopted.

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