Items Tagged ‘medical record’

May 2, 2013

How Kaiser bet $4 billion on electronic health records — and won

By Logan Lafferty

In July 1907, the first great breakthrough in medical IT took place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.: the paper medical record, dropped into a paper folder and stored in a file cabinet. Until then, information on patients was kept in a ledger that recorded all of a day’s patient visits, one after the […]

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Tags: electronic health records, InfoWorld, medical IT, medical record, paper medical record

March 18, 2010

Patient photos part of plan to prevent medical errors


Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to strike a pose the next time you stop at Mayo Clinic for an appointment.   Mayo Clinic has started an effort to photograph every patient, in hopes that attaching the photo to your medical record will prevent errors. “Mayo has felt this is one more piece of data […]

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Tags: medical record, patient photos

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