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Claim: EHRs can reduce hip fractures

One hospital system claims its electronic health records program is able to reduce hip fractures by 25%.

That’s the word from Kaiser Permanente. The organization plans to use the HealthConnect EHR database to track patients’ osteoporosis-related medications, bone density and other metrics.

A recent Kaiser study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, showed that aggressively managing at-risk patients in this manner could reduce their rate of hip fractures by 25%.

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