Integration of a computer-based patient record system into the primary care setting.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The use of computer-based patient record systems (CPRS) in the primary care setting will increase significantly over the next few years. Real-time, point-of-care use of such systems must provide adequate payback to justify the intrusion into the provider/patient relationship. The authors describe, through the transition of a legacy system into a state-of-the art system, how such a system might be integrated into the primary care setting. Information flow is organized around an event, such as a patient encounter, or around the patient. The Medical Record (TMR) optimizes the provider/computer interaction through the use of protocols and clinical guidelines. Documentation is enhanced through the use of computer-generated progress notes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hammond, WE; Hales, JW; Lobach, DF; Straube, MJ

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S61 - S68

PubMed ID

  • 9099038

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0736-8593


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States