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    Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record Systems and Process Quality of Care

    Ajit Appari, M. Eric Johnson, Denise L. Anthony Ph.D
    Health Services Research Journal, July 2012

    Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis of U.S. Acute-Care Hospitals. Objective: To estimate the incremental effects of transitions in electronic health record (EHR) system capabilities on hospital process quality. Data Source: Hospital Compare (process quality), Health Information and Management Systems Society Analytics (EHR use), and Inpatient Prospective Payment System (hospital characteristics) for 2006–2010. Conclusions: Hospitals transitioning to EHR systems capable of meeting 2011 meaningful use objectives improved process quality, and lower quality hospitals experienced even higher gains. However, hospitals that transitioned to more advanced systems saw quality declines. More ›

    Topics: Electronic Health Record


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