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Why Don’t More Hospitals Use Electronic Health Records?

“When the patient arrived, he started twitching uncontrollably. The elderly gentleman had been brought by worried family members to see a specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in California late last year. The doctor there thought the man might be having an epileptic seizure—only he soon stopped twitching and, a minute later, seemed fine. Unsure of what to do next, the outpatient doctor called James Lin, chief of the hospital’s emergency department. Should he send the man to neurology, as he would an epileptic patient, or to emergency?”

Devin Leonard and John Tozzi, BloombergBusinessweek, 21 June 2012

22 June 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): emergency, Hospitals, Implementation, Interoperability
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