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Quality of diabetes care no better when docs use EHRs: study
Modern Healthcare

Physicians’ use of electronic heath records did little to improve the quality of care for diabetes patients, according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine.

Using data for nearly 800 patients treated at 42 physician practices over a three-year period, researchers from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey found lower-quality care at the study’s baseline at practices using EHR systems, and they found no link between EHR use and improved adherence to clinical guidelines for processes-of-care and recommended treatments.