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The electronic medical record and everyday medical work

Clarke, K. and Hartswood, M. and Procter, R. and Rouncefield, M. (2001) The electronic medical record and everyday medical work. Health Informatics Journal, 7 (3-4). pp. 168-170. ISSN 1741-2811

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Abstract

The deployment of the electronic medical record (EMR) is widely seen by healthcare policy makers and service managers as a key step in the achievement of more efficient and integrated healthcare services. However, our studies of medical work practices reveal important discrepancies between the presumptions of EMR and the ways in which healthcare professionals actually use and communicate information. These lead us to conclude it may be some time before technologies like the EMR can deliver promised benefits, and will do so only if they are allowed to evolve via user-led design and development processes.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health Informatics Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic medical record ; healthcare ; collaborative work ; service integration ; IT systems design
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 11934
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 16:51
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 13:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11934

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