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Paperless practice — electronic medical records at island health

Authors
Journal
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
0169-2607
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
64
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0169-2607(00)00139-5
Keywords
  • General Practice
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Clinical Information System
  • Decision Support
  • Electronic Data Interchange
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract A computerised general medical practice using electronic medical records is described. Issues including security, confidentiality, shared access to records, use of knowledge bases and decision support are discussed. The practice has electronic data interchange links with local hospitals and health authorities. The practice has demonstrated increased clinical effectiveness, improved primary care team working and cost savings on administrative and clerical tasks.

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