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Nursing homes are often depicted as laggards when it comes to embracing technology tools. But an analysis by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging shows that nursing homes are more than holding their own. Analysts found that nearly all facilities have electronic information systems for MDS data collection and billing, while 43% maintain electronic health record systems. That compares very favorably to what's happening in hospitals and physicians' offices, the report concludes.

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