Typical Electronic Health Record Use in Primary Care Practices and the Quality of Diabetes Care

Annfammed.org: May/June 2012 vol. 10 no. 3 221-227


PURPOSE
 Recent efforts to encourage meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) assume that widespread adoption will improve the quality of ambulatory care, especially for complex clinical conditions such as diabetes. Cross-sectional studies of typical uses of commercially available ambulatory EHRs provide conflicting evidence for an association between EHR use and improved care, and effects of longer-term EHR use in community-based primary care settings on the quality of care are not well understood. Read more