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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2016, Article ID 1950191, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1950191
Research Article

The Effect of Adoption of an Electronic Health Record on Duplicate Testing

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Flushing, NY 11355, USA

Received 29 October 2015; Revised 28 January 2016; Accepted 31 January 2016

Academic Editor: Frans Leenen

Copyright © 2016 Todd C. Kerwin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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