By Edward H. Shortliffe
This e-book makes a speciality of the function of desktops within the provision of clinical prone. It presents either a conceptual framework and a pragmatic strategy for the implementation and administration of IT used to enhance the supply of well-being care. encouraged by means of a Stanford collage education software, it fills the necessity for a top quality textual content in pcs and drugs. It meets the starting to be call for by means of practitioners, researchers, and scholars for a complete creation to key themes within the box. thoroughly revised and elevated, this paintings comprises a number of new chapters packed with fresh fabric.
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18 E. H. Shortliffe and M. S. 10. Beginning at the left of the diagram, physicians caring for patients use electronic health records. Information from these records will be forwarded automatically to regional and national registries as well as to research databases (if the patient is enrolled in a community-based clinical trial). The information can be used to develop standards for prevention and treatment, with major guidance from biomedical research. Researchers can draw information either directly from the health records or from the pooled data in registries.
Major research efforts are underway to address some of these concerns, including the federal Large-Scale Networking 20 E. H. Shortliffe and M. S. 3 In addition, academic institutions have banded together in a consortium designed to create new test beds for high-bandwidth communications in support of research and education. 4 Exploratory efforts that continue to push the state of the art in Internet technology all have significant implications for the future of health care delivery in general and of the computer-based health record in particular (Shortliffe, 1998c).
Such systems are often called clinical data repositories, particularly if they do not yet contain the full range of information that would normally occur in a medical record. The enterprise intranet faces challenges of connectivity and integration that are a microcosm of what the larger community experiences in trying to link EHRs and other clinical systems from different organizations. as the basis for the advice. Despite the success in creating such evidence-based guidelines, there is a growing recognition that we need better methods for delivering the decision logic to the point of care.