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December, 2014

When EHR Critics Jump To Bad Conclusions

“What’s your favorite sport? For some health IT critics, it’s jumping to conclusions. And a recent study published in Health Affairs will certainly give them lots of exercise.
The study found that physicians with electronic access to patients’ previous test results are more–not less–likely to order additional tests, which presumably would add to overall healthcare spending. Naysayers then used this finding to attack the current push to install electronic health records (EHRs) and related electronic tools at more hospitals and practices.”

Paul Cerrato, InformationWeek, 13 March 2012
Abstract (McCormick 2012)
Article (Chaudhry 2006)

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