Computer-Stored Medical Records – Their Future Role in Medical Practice

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The idea of an electronic health record, by which a patient’s information would be stored electronically instead of on paper, has been around since the late 1960s. One of the first medical record systems was developed by the Regenstrief Institute in 1972. In this article, McDonald and Tierney of the Regenstrief Institute discuss benefits of