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New Research Published on Use of Electronic Health Records in Wraparound

June 15, 2018 | Eric Bruns

A new article has been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research presenting results from the first-ever randomized study of the impact of an electronic health record (EHR) on provider, service, and client outcomes in children’s mental health.

The research, which focused on implementation of an EHR specific to Wraparound care coordination, supports the hypothesis that use of EHR systems can promote efficiency and the use of client progress data. Most outcomes examined, however, showed no between-group differences (positive or negative) for Wraparound care coordinators randomized to use the EHR versus those that continued to implement paper-based Wraparound "as usual."

The article was published in an open access journal and can be found here: http://www.jmir.org/2018/6/e10197. For more information on the research, contact Eric Bruns at UW at ebruns@uw.edu. For more information on the EHR software, contact Dr. Kelly Hyde at FidelityEHR at klhydephd@fidelityehr.com. The study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R42-MH95516; PI Bruns) and represented a collaboration among the NWI, UW Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT), and software developer FidelityEHR.


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