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Title Off The Record - Avoiding the Pitfalls of Going Electronic
Author(s) Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman
Source NEJM, Vol. 358, No. 16, Pages 1656-1658
Publication Date April 17, 2008
Abstract Many of us remember searching frantically for a lost chart or misfiled laboratory result in the wee hours of the morning as we cared for a sick patient in the emergency ward, or requesting in vain the most recent note from a specialist about a patient who returned to our office after a consultation. The ultimate goal of the electronic medical record a technological solution being championed by the Bush administration, the presidential candidates, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as Google, Microsoft, and many insurance companies is to make all patient information immediately accessible and . . .


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