The future of electronic health records

Russell, Andrew; Hellawell, Giles
November 2013
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Nov2013, Vol. 74 Issue 11, p604
Academic Journal
The article provides an overview of the state of electronic health records in Great Britain. It mentions that the use of electronic health record system will benefit clinicians and patients because it can reduce hazardous and unnecessary repeat clinical investigations and can link primary and secondary care. Factors affecting the implementation of electronic health records in the country include the failure of the National Program for Information Technology and huge upfront costs.


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