How hospitals can successfully implement evidence-based guidelines

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By Patty Merola , Rodger C. Hopkins | 23 April 2010

The use of evidence-based guidelines and electronic health records has been offered as a means of improving patient outcomes and reducing waste in the U.S. healthcare system. This healthcare reform briefing paper examines the challenges involved in implementing evidence-based guidelines and outlines the steps that will be necessary to make the convergence of healthcare quality and efficiency a reality.