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Community Health Centers Show Little Bias in EHR Adoption


In contrast to other types of care providers, which have disproportionately adopted electronic health records (EHRs) in areas serving white, middle class urban and suburban populations, federally-funded community health centers have taken advantage of the technology equitably across socio-economic divides. This according to a recent study undertaken by members of the Department of Health and Human Services, including lead author Michael Wittie, who has published a summary of the findings on the website of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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