Future standards for electronic order entry could save lives

09/16/2011 | Healthcare IT News · Health Data Management

The requirements for computerized physician order entry systems under the first stage of meaningful use are unlikely to significantly reduce mortality among heart patients, but the higher standards in Stages 2 and 3 could be "more consistently associated with lower mortality," a study in Health Affairs finds. Scientists at RAND Corp. based their findings on data gleaned from the American Hospital Association Annual Survey database in 2007.

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