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According to a new study conducted by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, electronic health records (EHR) alone may not have an impact on healthcare performance. The researchers reviewed electronic record use from 2005 through 2007.
While most reviews of electronic health records look at how they function in a single, academic health organisation, this review takes a different approach. It reviewed all types of non-federal health organisations in the US to determine how, if at all, electronic health records are having an impact. The results of the study found that the is no difference in quality of care from the use of EHRs.