Thursday, 14 June 2007

Heath Information Technology

The June 14 issue of the NEJM has three articles about the introduction of Health information technology. Worldwide there a push to introduce this technology in many health systems; notably the UK's NHS and in the US. There is an excellent overview article which covers the benefits and risks of this technology in the clinical care environment. Some of the most notable reports include increased patient mortality at the Children's Hospital Pittsburgh and the rejection at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Wikipedia also has a good review of the electronic heath record.

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