INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: the great enabler?

November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;Nov2008 MD Lounge, Vol. 179, p6
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) system in Dalhousie University Medical School in Canada. It states that EMR helps students to generate a referral letter that clearly provides the consultant's requirements as well as the information he needs to triage the patient. It notes that the electronic system contributes for the progress of physicians and enhances the safety of patients. It also lays the three main themes perceived to improve cancer care communications using information technology (IT) in physician offices.


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