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Why Healthcare Providers Should Embrace Innovative EHR Use

Medical Team Looking at Xray Nurse Talking with Senior Patient

In a Harvard Business Review op-ed, authors James Bender, MD, and Robert S. Mecklenberg, MD, suggest that creative use of electronic health records (EHRs) offer new ways to save money, reduce medical errors, and lower the number of unnecessary surgeries. The upshot is improved patient safety through EHR adoption. The authors suggest three concrete methods to assist providers and organizations to embrace EHR technology, involving best practices, collaboration with physician decision-making, and aligning with evidence-based standards in bundled payment agreements. Read more at the EHR Intelligence article.