The Computer-Based Patient Record: An Essential Technology for Health Care, Revised Edition (1997)
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am
The Computer-Based Patient Record: An Essential Technology for Health Care, Revised Edition (1997): "Computer-based patient records and the systems in which they function are becoming an essential technology for health care in part because the information management challenges faced by health care professionals are increasing daily. Technological progress makes it possible for CPRs and CPR systems to provide total, cost-effective access to more complete, accurate patient care data and to offer improved performance and enhanced functions that can be used to meet those information management challenges. CPRs can play an important role in improving the quality of patient care and strengthening the scientific basis of clinical practice; they can also contribute to the management and moderation of health care costs."
This was written in 1997 ! We are still so far off from implenting computer-based patient medical records , even though everyone seems to agree it's the best thing since apple pie ! Why is this so ?