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Hospital Mortality Rates Fall Over-time After EHR Adoption, Study Finds

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.

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