Process in ambulatory care: A controlled clinical trial of computerized records

Thomas G. Tape, Nathaniel Givner, Robert S. Wigton, Charles B. Seelig, Kashinath Patil, James R. Campbell

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Abstract

A controlled study of computerized ambulatory records compared with traditional paper charts was performed. The effect of a computer health-care maintenance reminder system on compliance with recommended preventive health-care maneuvers is discussed. Medical residents who had access to computerized records and reminders did significantly more hemoccult tests, protosigmoidoscopy, and influenza vaccinations than residents using paper records. The attending physician staffing the resident also had a profound but independent effect on whether preventive care was delivered. These results show that computerized records can improve the process of medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsRobert A. Greenes
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages749-752
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818608811
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
EventProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1988Nov 9 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

Other

OtherProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period11/6/8811/9/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tape, T. G., Givner, N., Wigton, R. S., Seelig, C. B., Patil, K., & Campbell, J. R. (1988). Process in ambulatory care: A controlled clinical trial of computerized records. In R. A. Greenes (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 749-752). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). Publ by IEEE.