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Ease-of-use woes stall health IT progress: researchers
Modern Healthcare

The multibillion dollar federal investment in health information technology is producing mixed results, in part because electronic health-record systems remain difficult to use and—as a corollary—their adoption remains incomplete, according to a pair of researchers for RAND Corp. The RAND duo also charge that today’s systems lack interoperability and that providers are failing to re-engineer their care processes to leverage the technology. The six pages of analysis and commentary by RAND’s Arthur Kellermann and Spencer Jones is published in the January issue of Health Affairs.