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EMRs shown to reduce heart readmissions

  • What: Employing a strategy that uses electronic medical records to direct care transition resources to the high-risk heart failure patients who need them most can reduce hospital readmissions, according to a new study.
  • Who: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Mayo
  • Why: Published in British Medical Journal Quality & Safety, the study – conducted by investigators from Dallas-based PCCI, a nonprofit research corporation, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic – offers evidence that technology platforms that enable automated EMR data extraction, natural language processing-based disease identification and computerized risk stratification may substantially reduce readmissions in heart failure in conjunction with thoughtful care coordination and cardiac evaluation, researchers say.
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