14 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Can Health Care Information Technology Save Babies?

Author: mohec-admin

Researchers at the University of Virginia and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that by increasing basic electronic medical records (EMRs)  adoption by 10 %, hospitals would contribute at reducing the neonatal mortality by 16 deaths per 100,000 live births. The study goes on to show that implementation of HIT technology might help some population groups more than others, like individuals with medical conditions that need constant monitoring, racial and ethnic minorities and low income individuals. If interested, please find the link below:
Amalia R. Miller and Catherine E. Tucker
Journal of Political Economy
Vol. 119, No. 2 (April 2011), pp. 289-324
Available at : http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/660083

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