The Effect Of Health Information Technology On Quality In U.S. Hospitals

Date
04/2010
Journal
Health Affairs
Description

This study examines changes in quality of care following adoption of electronic health records among a national sample of U.S. hospitals from 2004 to 2007. The use of computerized physician order entry and electronic health records resulted in significant improvements in two quality measures; larger effects in academic than nonacademic hospitals.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Jeffrey McCullough, Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice, Shailendra Prasad