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According to a 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM), entitled “Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care,” some studies indicate that electronic health records (EHRs) lead to “improvements in patient safety, while other studies find no effect.”

Well, this is what you need to know: EHR vendors absolutely contribute to patient safety.

People don’t realize the potential of EHR technology, especially in the long run. Everything is going toward being electronic, and we should view it with optimism because the end goal is patient safety and overall well-being. In addition, as EHR use increases, clinician productivity is bound to go up. Well-developed EHRs let the physician, NP, or PA concentrate on providing his or her very best patient care while the coders do the coding. Read more

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