Q: What are the advantages of using electronic health records to monitor the health of large populations?
A: EHR systems collect vast amounts of information on large numbers of patients. That means that in addition to tracking the prevalence of diseases or risk factors within the population as a whole, we’ll be able to track how well we’re treating and controlling chronic diseases over time by age, sex and neighborhood poverty level.
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