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Benefits of EHRs

The Basics

Electronic health records (EHRs) can improve health care quality and patient outcomes for patients with asthma. EHRs can help your organization:

In a national survey, 74% of providers reported that using an EHR system enhanced patient care.3 Meaningfully using EHRs in your organization can improve health care quality and patient outcomes in ways that matter for your patients with asthma.

Achieving Meaningful Use

One of the best ways to ensure you take full advantage of the benefits of electronic health records to improve asthma care in your organization is to achieve meaningful use. Achieving the following meaningful use objectives will help you improve health care quality and patient outcomes for patients with asthma.

For More Information

For more information on how your organization can take full advantage of the benefits of electronic health records to improve health care quality and patient outcomes for patients with asthma, see the following resources.

References

  1. Wu WY, Hripcsak G, Lurio J, Pichardo M, Berg R, Buck MD, Morrison FP, Kitson K, Calman N, Mostashari F. “Impact of integrating public health clinical decision support alerts into electronic health records on testing for gastrointestinal illness.” J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012.
  2. Bell LM, Grundmeier R, Localio R, Zorc J, Fiks AG, Zhang X, Stephens TB, Swietlik M, Guevara JP. “Electronic health record-based decision support to improve asthma care: a cluster-randomized trial.” Pediatrics. 2010.
  3. Jamoom E, Beatty P, Bercovitz A, Woodwell D, Palso K, Rechtsteiner E. “Physician Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems: United States, 2011.” 2012.