The electronic medical record: Promises and problems

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Despite the growth of computer technology in medicine, most medical encounters are still documented on paper medical records. The electronic medical record has numerous documented benefits, yet its use is still sparse. This article describes the state of electronic medical records, their advantage over existing paper records, the problems impeding their implementation, and concerns over their security and confidentiality. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-776
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1995

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  • Engineering(all)


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