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EHRs Beat Paper in Head-to-Head Competition
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Electronic health records (EHRs) show promise to improve quality of care and patient outcomes—that’s why the federal government is investing billions of dollars in them. But data to quantify that potential has been inconclusive and sometimes controversial. Authors of a new study, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, say they are among the first to offer hard evidence that in a head-to-head competition, electronic records beat paper.