Medscare Medical News writes: Adopting electronic health records (EHRs) is initially linked to a minor increase in 30-day mortality rates, particularly if more functions are present at adoption, but rates then decline over time and continue to drop with each new EHR functionality adopted, according to a study published online July 9 in Health Affairs. The mortality rate improvements were more pronounced in small hospitals and nonteaching hospitals, whose decreases in mortality rates drove the overall trend, the study shows.
- Medscape Medical News: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/899105
- Electronic Health Records Associated With Lower Hospital Mortality After Systems Have Time To Mature. Health Affairs. 9 July 2018