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18 June 2007

Lessons from battlefield EMR adoption can be applied elsewhere (Digital Healthcare and Productivity - 12 June 2007)

An article about how lessons learned from the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) project can be applied to emergency departments is now up on the Digital Healthcare and Productivity website. 

Excerpt:

The unpredictable environment of emergency departments makes them excellent candidates for use of electronic medical record (EMR) systems to reduce patient errors and to improve quality of care. But clinical personnel often resist the introduction of new and complicated IT solutions, at least in part, because the process disrupts traditional workflows and requires additional training for staffs that are already time-constrained...

(To read the rest of the article, click here).

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