Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 103–109

A chartless record—Is it adequate?


  • W. W. Stead
    • From the Duke University Medical Center
  • W. E. Hammond
    • From the Duke University Medical Center
  • M. J. Straube
    • From the Duke University Medical Center

DOI: 10.1007/BF00995117

Cite this article as:
Stead, W.W., Hammond, W.E. & Straube, M.J. J Med Syst (1983) 7: 103. doi:10.1007/BF00995117


The computerized medical record supported by The Medical Record (TMR) has been the only record of physician-patient encounters on the nephrology service of the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center since April 1981. Physicians using the system evaluated the adequacy of the computerized record as a replacement for the paper chart. The computerized record was able to capture and display all pertinent data. Manual or computerized narratives provided a useful supplement to the core computerized record only in those rare instances that a physician needed to point out which of the data in the record were important to his decision making.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983