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Health Information Technology for Rural Hospitals

Why is this a public health priority? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report To Err is Human (1999) focused on patient safety and healthcare quality. The report estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths result from medical errors annually and an estimated $17-$29 billion is spent on such errors (IOM, 1999). The adoption of healthcare […]

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