A select number of studies have been produced that actually record and take into account where some of the most common care issues fall when using electronic medical records. This report in Information Week has the details on which items were evaluated and how. A third party was used to aggregate the data since many insurers still do not share information with each other. The comparison was made between electronic and paper records and in almost every area, the doctors using EHRS were the winners. There were almost equal amounts of over 200 on each side of the fence.
This is certainly a bright spot as thus far the link between care and using electronic medical records has not been documented. This is only the first study and there will be more, just so a good number of doctors and records are entered into the mix. Continue reading: Studies Show EHRs Hold a Big Connection With Better Preventive and Chronic Care