Aspects of the Computer-based Patient Record

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1992 - Medical - 316 pages
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One of the hottest political issues today concerns ways to improve national healthcare systems without incurring further costs. An extensive study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the United States formally reported that computer-based patient records are absolutely necessary to help contain the cost explosion in health care. The information obtained from experts, the studies conducted, and the conclusions that went into the IOM's report have now been collected in Aspects of the Computer-Based Patient Record. A large portion of the volume discusses the state-of-the-art in existing computer-based systems as well as the essential needs which must be addressed by future computer-based patients' records. A final section in the book discusses implementation strategies for changing to the electronic system and practical issues: Who will bear the final cost? How and when will healthcare providers who use the system be trained? This volume contains the concise, valuable information which hospital administrators, hospital systems designers, third-party payer groups, and medical technology providers will need if they hope to successfully transit to hospital systems which use a computer-based patient record.
 

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Contents

Clinicians Needs for Office Computerbased Patient Records
12
Hospital Administrators Needs for Computerbased Patient Records
30
Health Care Researchers Needs for Computerbased Patient Records
46
Current State of Computerbased Patient Record Systems
67
Database Systems for Computerbased Patient Records
83
Terminals and Workstations for Computerbased Patient Records
99
Data Acquisition for the Computerbased Patient Record
125
Data Entry for Computerbased Patient Records
140
Image Processing and Storage for Computerbased Patient Records
153
New Communication Technologies for Integrating Hospital Information
176
System and Data Protection
201
The Computerbased Patient Record System Vendor Survey
262
Future Vision and Dissemination of Computerbased Patient Records
273
The Computerbased Patient Record Institute
294
Index
303
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Ball, First Consulting Group, Baltimore, MD.

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