Strengthening primary care with better transfer of information

Reid, Robert J.; Wagner, Edward H.
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p987
Academic Journal
The article comments on the article that uncover an unpleasant truth about the degree of clinical information that is transferred between community physicians in a large Canadian province. It cites that the traditional ways of transferring health care information among professionals are inadequate for care to be continuous and tightly coordinated. It reveals that even though interoperable electronic health records will greatly improve information availability at the point of care, it will not ensure that care is integrated. It suggests that improvements are not only needed in information sharing among clinicians but also in information sharing with patients to support self-management.


Related Articles

  • BÄ°LGÄ° YÖNETÄ°MÄ° UYGULAMALARININ HASTA GÃœVENLİĞİNE KATKISI: KAVRAMSAL BÄ°R ÇERÇEVE. ALTINDİŞ, Selma // Suleyman Demirel University Journal of Faculty of Economics & Ad;2010, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p325 

    No abstract available.

  • Factors motivating and affecting health information exchange usage. Vest, Joshua R.; Zhao, Hongwei; Jaspserson, Jon; Gamm, Larry D.; Ohsfeldt, Robert L. // Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p143 

    Objective Health information exchange (HIE) is the process of electronically sharing patient-level information between providers. However, where implemented, reports indicate HIE system usage is low. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with different types of HIE usage....

  • Potential Unintended Consequences of Health Information Exchange. Kuperman, Gilad J.; McGowan, Julie J. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Dec2013, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p1663 

    Accountable models of care delivery demand that health care provider organizations be able to exchange clinical data about the patient. The “Meaningful Use” program is helping to advance health information exchange by requiring physicians and hospitals to exchange clinical data about...

  • Use of Electronic Medical Records in Oman and Physician Satisfaction. Farsi, Mohammed Al; West Jr., Daniel J. // Journal of Medical Systems;Feb2006, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p17 

    The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a computerized record of clinical, demographic and management information. EMR is an enabling technology that allows physicians to utilize quality improvement processes in the practice of medicine. Oman is one of the Middle Eastern Countries that has...

  • Effects of Exam-Room Computing on Clinician–Patient Communication. Frankel, Richard; Altschuler, Andrea; George, Sheba; Kinsman, James; Jimison, Holly; Robertson, Nan R.; Hsu, John // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Aug2005, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p677 

    To evaluate the impact of exam-room computers on communication between clinicians and patients. Longitudinal, qualitative study using videotapes of regularly scheduled visits from 3 points in time: 1 month before, 1 month after, and 7 months after introduction of computers into the exam room....

  • Social and Contextual Factors in the Analysis of Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients: Implications for Health Policy. Plough, Alonzo L.; Salem, Susanne // American Journal of Public Health;Nov82, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p1293 

    A sample of medical records of deceased End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients was reviewed by a panel of experienced clinicians. The panel's determination of cause of death was compared to that reported for these patients in the Health CaFe Financing Administration Management Information...

  • IT in the contract means…. Barton, Simon; Mimnagh, Chris // GP: General Practitioner;3/24/2003, p54 

    In this article two IT-literate GPs give their personal views on how the new contract will affect GP systems. The proposed new GMS contract seems to offer huge opportunities for information management in general practice.The contract guarantees that GPs can choose from a number of accredited...

  • Why clinical information standards matter. Gardner, Martin // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/24/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7399, p1101 

    Editorial. Discusses an article in this issue by Brown et al, which describes a crossover trial comparing the accuracy and usability of two clinical terminology standards in a setting designed to reflect tasks and circumstances commonly encountered in British general practice. View that...

  • A Coherent Architectural Framework for the Development of Hospital Information Systems. ZAROUR, Karim; ZAROUR, Nacereddine // Applied Medical Informatics;Dec2012, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p33 

    The mission of the hospital is to take measures in order to enhance the efficiency, shorten patient waiting time and improve quality of treatments. Among those measures is enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of Hospital Information Systems (HIS). This enhancement is currently an attractive...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics