ElectronicHealthcare

ElectronicHealthcare 1(1) May 2001 : 39-42

However Can We Convince Our Colleagues?

Brian Gamble

Abstract

While many physicians continue to resist computer technology, and the ramifications of the electronic medical record in the evolving system of healthcare delivery are not completely understood, this technology will be a part of healthcare's future. By electronically collecting, storing and retrieving data, electronic systems will assist physicians in the increasingly difficult task of diagnosing and prescribing for patients with complicated diseases. The electronic medical record is not something physicians will have the option to reject in the future; it will bring such tremendous advances in efficiency at diagnosis and therapy that to reject it would be akin to rejecting modern radiology.

 

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