Study: Primary Care Practices Can Track Preventive Care Delivery Via Electronic Health Records
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Researchers studied the Primary Care Information Project, a New York City initiative designed to improve population health that helped implement EHRs in more than 300 primary care practices. Using the EHRs, these practices can automatically send summary data that can be used to track population health indicators for recommended preventive care.
An early analysis of small practices (fewer than 10 providers serving Medicaid and uninsured populations) found that delivery of recommended preventive care increased 0.1-2.4 percent per month. The authors conclude that EHRs can track preventive care delivery across small primary care practices serving lower income communities, helping providers assess population health.
Related Articles on EHRs:Health IT Standards Committee Chooses Vocabulary Standards for EHRs
CMS' Milestone Timeline Alerts Providers to Meaningful Use Deadlines
Is Your EHR Implementation in Trouble? 10 Things to Check
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
New From Becker's Hospital CIO