The use of existing low-cost technologies to enhance the medical record documentation using a summary patient record [SPR]

S. Bart, T. Hannan*

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Abstract

The Institute of Medicine has described the Electronic Medical Record [EMR] as an essential technology for health care that improves patient safety and the quality of care when compared to traditional paper-based records. [1,2,3] Despite major financial expenditures on health information technology related to EMRs in developed countries such as North America, Britain and Australia, success rates for successful implementations have been low. One specific domain of information management relates to the communication of health care between those involved in the care process. Summarization of patient histories is a core component of EMR systems and assists in the communication of health care. This paper demonstrates how the utilization of simple technologies, can lead to the successful implementation of the Summary Patient Record [SPR] component of an EMR system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems
Place of PublicationAmsterdam; Oxford
PublisherIOS Press
Pages350-353
Number of pages4
Volume129
ISBN (Print)9781586037741
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 20 Aug 200724 Aug 2007

Publication series

Name Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Volume129
ISSN (Print)0926-9630

Other

Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period20/08/0724/08/07

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    Bart, S., & Hannan, T. (2007). The use of existing low-cost technologies to enhance the medical record documentation using a summary patient record [SPR]. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems (Vol. 129, pp. 350-353). ( Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 129). Amsterdam; Oxford: IOS Press.