In a visit-based analysis, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that electronic health records and electronic preventive care reminders "did not ameliorate or exacerbate racial differences in cancer screening order rates."

Among an estimated 2.4 billion U.S. adult primary care visits, orders for screening for breast, cervical or colon cancer did not differ between clinics with and without EHRs or e-reminders, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 

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