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Patients Say EHR Improves Quality Care, Provider Communication

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According to Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 2,000 patients responded to a survey claiming that electronic health records (EHRs) improved their care and their physician-related communications. Specifically, of the respondents, 45 percent stated that EHRs improved care quality, while 44 percent stated it improved patient-provider communication. However, there was an age disparity in responses, where adults older than age 50 were more likely to say EHRs made care quality worse. Read more at the Patient Engagement HIT article.