EMR Adoption May Be Riskier Than Expected

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 1:09 PM EST) -- In 2005, researchers with the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution focused on governmental policy and decision making, offered a notably positive assessment of the future impact of health care technology in general, and electronic medical records (EMRs) in particular.

In their 2005 article entitled “Can Electronic Medical Record Systems Transform Health Care?” the RAND analysts found that the adoption of EMRs could create greater efficiencies and improvement in the quality of care, and projected that these efficiencies and improvements were likely to generate more than $81...
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