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Hospitals Boost Technology, Save More Lives

January 30th, 2009

Hospital Computer Use

According to a recent report in the Jan. 26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, increasing technology and wireless capabilities in hospitals lead to increased care ratings.

“Every day there are more innovations [in medicine], more evidence-based guidelines. For a single physician to keep track of that is difficult,” said study author Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, associate chief of medicine at Parkland Health & Hospital System and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. “Computers and, in particular, electronic decision support, provides enormous adjunct service [to physicians and other health-care professionals] when taking care of patients.”

The analysis involved more than 167,000 individuals over the age of 50 who were hospitalized between Dec. 1, 2005, and May 30, 2006. The authors compared inpatient death rates, complications, length-of-stay and cost associated with greater and lesser levels of automation in 41 Texas hospitals. The results: computer automated information systems, testing, and equipment often acted as another level of checks and balances in patient care, leading to an overall higher level of quality. To read more about the study…

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