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Electronic medical record systems as a basis for computer-based patient records.

Authors
  • McLendon, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of AHIMA / American Health Information Management Association
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1993
Volume
64
Issue
9
Identifiers
PMID: 10128938
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In summation, some document imaging systems offer the capability to form what may be called electronic medical record (EMR) systems. These systems are adaptations of current paper-based record management systems into the digital environment, but they offer far more capabilities than strictly archival, historical functions. Some of the capabilities that create EMR systems will also be necessary for development of CPRs, these capabilities are listed as follows: mass storage and image management; direct capture, storage, and retrieval of digital information (native format); large volume, high-speed, client-server networks; multi-media information management; high-power, flexible database tools; workflow process software; flexible, full function security; user customizable features; and alerts and reminders. Selection and implementation of document imaging systems should, at present, be undertaken with great care to insure that the platform may be utilized to form an electronic medical record with a clear migration path to the CPR.

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