Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Electronic Medical Records and patient medicine

This item is interesting and ought to be of relevance to SIS.
"In essence, we found little difference in the quality of care being provided by physicians with electronic health record systems, compared to those without these systems," Dr. Randall Stafford, a Stanford associate professor of medicine and senior author of the research, said in a statement. The research is scheduled for publication Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The issue isn't necessarily that electronic records don't help make better decisions. For one thing, many systems just transferred previously paper records into electronic form without adding extra abilities such as checking for negative drug interactions. For another, doctors often don't necessarily take advice from an electronic system.


Adam said...

Personal Health Record (PHR) is controlled by the individual who has created it and it contains information from multiple sources including various doctors, laboratories, and pharmacies. In addition a PHR should contain relevant data added by its owner such as Allergy History, Family History, and Social History.

Anonymous said...

Electronic Health Records allows patient to provide doctors with valuable health information that can help improve the quality of care that patient receives. Electronic Health Records can help to reduce or eliminate duplicate tests and allow you to receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency and helps to play a more active role in yours and your loved ones’ healthcare.