Medication Administration Quality and Health Information Technology: National Study of US Hospitals

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Ajit Appari, Denise Anthony, M. Eric Johnson, Emily Carian

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of data from three sources: CPOE/eMAR usage from HIMSS Analytics (2010), medication quality scores from CMS Hospital Compare (2010), and hospital characteristics from CMS Acute Inpatient Prospective Payment System (2009). The analysis focused on 11 quality indicators (January–December 2009) at 2603 medium-to-large (≥100 beds), non-federal acute-care hospitals measuring proportion of eligible patients given (or prescribed) recommended medications for conditions, including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia, and surgical care improvement. 
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