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ERIC Number: ED567399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 102
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-9818-4
Quality and Electronic Health Records in Community Health Centers
Lesh, Kathryn A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Adoption and use of health information technology, the electronic health record (EHR) in particular, has the potential to help improve the quality of care, increase patient safety, and reduce health care costs. Unfortunately, adoption and use of health information technology has been slow, especially when compared to the adoption and use of information technologies in other industries. Additionally, little research has been done to really see how health information technology adoption and use affects quality of care, patient safety, and costs in healthcare organizations, particularly community health centers. This research study performed a secondary data analysis of the Uniform Data System (UDS). The UDS is the Health Resources and Services Administration reporting requirement for Health Resources and Services Administration's primary care grantees that operate community health centers. The UDS is a "core set of information appropriate for reviewing the operation and performance of health centers" (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Services and Resources Administration, n.d.c, "What is the UDS?" para. 1). The publicly available, 2010 state aggregated UDS data was used to identify predictive attributes to score community health centers on their provision of quality care. The purpose of the research study was to determine if there was any association between the use of EHRs and the quality of care in community health centers. The results of the research study may help inform future EHR-adoption policy and identify organizational attributes of providers of high quality care that may be used in other organizations. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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