A longitudinal study conducted by the Rand Corporation on electronic health record adoption and hospital quality shows mixed results, as The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog notes. "On the one hand, the increased improvement in heart failure quality scores over time associated with maintenance of a basic EHR is encouraging.

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