Electronic health records linked to better care: study

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Hospital nurses working with electronic health records consistently reported more improvements to nursing care and better health outcomes for patients than nurses working in facilities without this technology, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

The study examined more than 16,000 nurses working at 316 hospitals in four states. EHR implementation “may result in improved and more efficient nursing care, better care coordination, and patient safety,” wrote Ann Kutney-Lee, Ph.D., the study's lead author.