Physicians practicing in a patient-centered medical home with an electronic health records system provide more recommended care than counterparts not in a medical home and using paper or electronic records.

That is the conclusion of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine which finds that PCMH practices performed 6 percent better than non-PCMH practices with an EHR and 7 percent better than the paper-based non-PCMH practices in adhering to 10 quality measures. The PCMH practices improved adherence with recommended care protocols over time, while the other practices did not.

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