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How can electronic health records (EHRs) enhance routine medical care?

Electronic health records (EHRs) can enhance routine medical care by reminding your doctor about the timing of appropriate preventive services for your general well-being or about specific issues related to managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma. For example, a study found that at facilities using EHRs, 51% of patients with diabetes received all the recommended care for their condition, compared with 7% at facilities using paper-only records. 

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