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Journal Article

Physician EHR adoption and potentially preventable hospital admissions among Medicare beneficiaries: panel data evidence, 2010–2013.

Lammers EJ, McLaughlin CG, Barna M. Health Services Research. 2016;51.

Preventing readmission after hospital discharge remains a top national priority. This study showed that ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) adoption is associated with decreased admissions for certain conditions. However, the investigators did not find such a correlation with regard to readmissions. They suggest that improving interoperability between hospital and clinic EHRs is an important next step.