Friday, April 24, 2009

Electronic medical records have people abuzz. What's the reality?

"Primary care physician Matt Handley believes that information technology enables him to provide better patient care. So much so that he recently spent an afternoon hooking up a computer and DSL line at the home of a patient so she can contact him more frequently.

Handley is the associate medical director for quality and informatics at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, a nonprofit health system armed with technology systems that have replaced paper records and enable patients to take part in their healthcare online."

Click here for more on the information revolution.

1 comment:

Andy said...

EMR today has many challenges ahead. But I think it should be worth the struggles and efforts over the long run.

Andy Press