computer-based patient record

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computer-based patient record

Electronic medical record Health informatics A 'personal health library' providing access to all resources on a Pt's health history and insurance information

com·pu·ter-based pa·tient re·cord

(CPR) (kŏm-pyū'tĕr-bāst pā'shěnt rek'ŏrd)
Electronic health care record that integrates patient information into a database for accessibility; the CPR supports patient care, decision making, and research.
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Reducing barriers to physician data entry for computer-based patient records. Topics in Health Information Management 15: 24-34.
Family practice educators' perceptions of computer-based patient records. Fam Med 1995; 27:571-5.
For instance, access to computer-based patient records will be required by the other components of a hospital information system or by a telemedicine system (in our taxonomy, it is not explicit that some components may require access to each other).
The computer-based patient record. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1991.
3M Health Information Systems is the international leader in clinical information management, with products ranging from medical records coding systems to a comprehensive computer-based patient record system.
The loss of these individual characteristics when the paper chart is replaced by a computer-based patient record constitutes a significant barrier to the acceptance of these systems by physicians.
VA and DOD have been pursuing ways to share data in their health information systems and create electronic records since 1998, when the Government Computer-Based Patient Record (GCPR) project was initiated.
Most physicians do not and have not invested a great deal of money on office management systems, patient billing, or computer-based patient record keeping.
In a 1991 report, the Institute of Medicine called for a national effort to develop a comprehensive computer-based patient record system.[3] Such a system would be a distributed, longitudinal, information database with features such as access to patient information across an individual's life span, comprehensive decision-making support, flexible reporting, a defined vocabulary and coding system, and transparent connectivity with other systems.
Many groups - including the AIDS Action Council, the American Health Information Management Association, the Computer-based Patient Record Institute, and the Center for Democracy and Technology - hailed the bill as a positive response to the risk of misuse of personal health data.
At the Subcommittee's request, GAO evaluated VA's new IT organizational structure, and provided an update on VA's progress in addressing other specific areas of IT concern and our related recommendations pertaining to enterprise architecture, information security, the Veterans Benefits Administration's replacement compensation and pension payment system and maintenance of the Benefits Delivery Network, and the government computer-based patient record initiative.

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