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September 2013 (Volume 91)
September 2013 | David W. Bates
The rate at which electronic health records (EHRs) are being adopted in the United States appears to be increasing rapidly (Xierali et al. 2013). Of course, adoption is not an end in itself. Instead, the goal of increasing the use of EHRs is to improve quality, safety, and efficiency, and the goal of meaningful use is to improve the likelihood that EHRs will achieve these ends. EHRs should also play a major role in supporting quality measurement, including measurement for accountability (e.g., public reporting, accreditation, or pay-for-performance) and of the improvement itself (Chassin et al. 2010). In addition, many of these improvements require clinical decision support (CDS).
Author(s): David W. Bates
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Volume 91, Issue 3 (pages 455–458)
Published in 2013
High-Reliability Health Care: Getting There from Here
Improving Quality and Safety of Care Using “Technovigilance”: An Ethnographic Case Study of Secondary Use of Data from an Electronic Prescribing and Decision Support System