Meaningful Electronic Health Records Needed For Comparative Effectiveness
Two areas drawing a lot of attention in the health care reform debate - electronic health records (a major component of the health information technology discussion) and comparative effectiveness - can be more productive in generating useful data if goals for each are developed in concert with one another
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Fifty percent of the country's residents are slated to receive electronic medical cards by year's end, establishing a system that could vastly improve personalized care, comparative effectiveness research and adverse event monitoring.
Electronic health records are poised to play a critical role in health care’s move to more personalized medicine.