EHRs may help improve diabetes care, study shows

Researchers found that more than 50% of adult diabetes patients who were treated at sites with an EHR system achieved four predetermined care standards for examinations, prescriptions, tests and vaccines, compared with 6.6% of sites that used paper-based methods. Published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology and based on a systematic literature review of 14 studies, findings showed that 43.7% of EHR sites also met outcome standards for body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol level, smoking status and statin prescriptions, compared with 15.7% of paper-based sites.

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