Analysis: Conversion To EHRs Having Mixed Results -- At Best

The New York Times: In 2nd Look, Few Savings From Digital Health Records
The conversion to electronic health records has failed so far to produce the hoped-for savings in health care costs and has had mixed results, at best, in improving efficiency and patient care, according to a new analysis by the influential RAND Corporation (Abelson and Creswell, 1/10).

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