Using Electronic Record Data to Encourage Better Care

Where We Are and Where We Could Be

Published in: Journal of General Internal Medicine (ePub March 2017), p. 1-2. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4035-9

Posted on RAND.org on April 28, 2017

by Shira H. Fischer

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This essay explores the potential of smart algorithms built on electronic record data that could make it possible to anticipate a patient's future health care needs. The author argues that such algorithms, in concert with well-designed reminders and data driven information, could help providers get closer to the goals of safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.

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