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Electronic Health Records Associated With Lower Hospital Mortality After Systems Have Time To Mature

Overview of attention for article published in Health Affairs, July 2018
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417 tweeters
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Title
Electronic Health Records Associated With Lower Hospital Mortality After Systems Have Time To Mature
Published in
Health Affairs, July 2018
DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1658
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sunny C. Lin, Ashish K. Jha, Julia Adler-Milstein

Abstract

Evidence linking electronic health record (EHR) adoption to better care is mixed. More nuanced measures of adoption, particularly those that capture the common incremental approach of adding functions over time in US hospitals, could help elucidate the relationship between adoption and outcomes. We used data for the period 2008-13 to assess the relationship between EHR adoption and thirty-day mortality rates. We found that baseline adoption was associated with a 0.11-percentage-point higher rate per function. Over time, maturation of the baseline functions was associated with a 0.09-percentage-point reduction in mortality rate per year per function. Each new function adopted in the study period was associated with a 0.21-percentage-point reduction in mortality rate per year per function. We observed effect modification based on size and teaching status, with small and nonteaching hospitals realizing greater gains. These findings suggest that national investment in hospital EHRs should yield improvements in mortality rates, but achieving them will take time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 24%
Unspecified 4 19%
Professor 3 14%
Other 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 5 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 38%
Unspecified 6 29%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Other 3 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 413. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 November 2018.
All research outputs
#19,833
of 12,140,114 outputs
Outputs from Health Affairs
#82
of 4,760 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,004
of 244,383 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Affairs
#3
of 74 outputs
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