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More Discussion On EHRs Patient Safety And So On. This Debate Must Be Worked Through Properly.

June 15th, 2012 by davidmore
The following appeared a little while ago. GOODBYE, PAPER Electronic health records are being used in hospitals and doctors offices. So how are they doing? Do the E-records protect and promote patient safety? By Chelsea Conaboy Globe Staff / April 30, 2012 The patient who had come to see Dr. Eduardo Haddad had complicated problems he was obese and diabetic with pulmonary hypertension. As Haddad reviewed the 50-year-old mans medications, reading from a long list saved in the patients electronic health record, a window popped up on Haddads laptop. Two of the drugs, when taken together, could make the patient drowsy, it warned. Related Graphic The spread of electronic health records Haddad, an independent nephrologist in a two-doctor office in Lawrence, calls himself old-fashioned. He still keeps a bank of paper records in the receptionists office, but the electronic records system he uses each day is advanced. There are tools to screen for adverse drug...

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