Study: Hospitals take it slow with electronic recordkeeping
The Tennessean, October 29, 2008
Two years ago, relaxed federal laws made it easier for hospitals to subsidize the cost of doctors buying software to maintain patients' medical records electronically. But a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change shows that hospitals have been cautious about taking advantage of the rules. The findings reflect how barriers still remain to adopting new technology that many experts insist would reduce medical costs and improve patient care.