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Lessons from a Health IT Demonstration in Nursing Homes

This case study examines the New York State Nursing Home Health Information Technology Demonstration Project, a publicly subsidized initiative to implement comprehensive, point-of-care electronic medical records in 20 New York City–area nursing homes. All participating homes successfully replaced paper records with electronic ones, and, after an intensive planning period, it took less than six months on average for facilities to make this transition.

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