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References:

    1. Fader, Henry C., Computerized patient records. [online] URL http://www.physiciansnews.com/computers/1197.html [Accessed On Web 13 October 2004 ].   2. Ginneken van, Astrid M., 2002. The computerized patient record: balancing effort and benefit. International Journal of Medical Informatics [online], 65 (2002). Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=Mimg&_imagekey=B6T7S/ [Accessed 13 October 2004 ].   3. Hilton, David, Information… Read More »

Conclusion

An introduction of Computerized Patient Administration System to the Health Care Organizations is no doubt a revolutionary success. It has been destined to play a crucial role in health care delivery to the patients, to streamline the information flow within the organizations and to control the cost and time in services provided 1 . Flexibility… Read More »

The dimensions of the change in the UK

  Until recently many hospitals and health-care centers developed their own self-sufficient patient administration systems: “two hospitals in the same town might have completely different software running on completely different types of computers 3 ”. No wonder that health services experienced communication difficulties. Thus, to ensure the consistency of information, the UK government has introduced… Read More »

The implications of this change

Enormous investments have gone into CPAS worldwide. The estimated costs for each large hospital are about £33mln., yet the overall benefits and costs of hospital information systems have rarely been assessed 17 . “When systems are evaluated, about three quarters are considered to have failed, and there is no indication that they improve the productivity… Read More »