Title: Editorial: Supporting healthcare reform with augmented electronic medical records system

Authors: Chang-tseh Hsieh

Addresses: University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive, #5178, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA

Abstract: The Healthcare Reform Program is by far the most debated and controversial issue confronting the Obama Administration. Much attention thus far has been focused on the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. Most healthcare practitioners seem to agree that computerised medical information at hospitals, doctors| offices and all other healthcare institutes would lead to reduced waste, and minimised treatment mistakes that had amounted to billions of dollars and thousands of lives. But very few of them really understand how EMR could improve the efficiency in operating the nation|s healthcare system. The IJEH Editor offers some comments on the issue.

Keywords: healthcare reform; electronic medical records; EMR; information exchange; electronic records; e-healthcare; electronic healthcare; patient records; USA; United States; data mining.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2009.029233

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2009 Vol.5 No.2, pp.99 - 101

Available online: 10 Nov 2009 *

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