Aspects of the Computer-based Patient Record

  • Marion J. Ball
  • Morris F. Collen

Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. User Needs for Computer-based Patient Records (CPRs)

  3. Technologies for Computer-based Patient Records (CPRs)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. William W. Stead, Gio Wiederhold, Reed Gardner, W. Edward Hammond, David Margolies
      Pages 83-98
    3. J. Robert Beck, G. Octo Barnett, Paul D. Clayton, Ifay F. Chang
      Pages 99-101
    4. Allan H. Levy, David P. Lawrance
      Pages 125-139
    5. Gregory C. Critchfield
      Pages 140-145
    6. Allan H. Levy, David P. Lawrance
      Pages 146-152
    7. John A. Norris, Jerome R. Cox
      Pages 153-156
    8. Clement J. McDonald, George H. Hripcsak
      Pages 157-164
    9. Donald A. B. Lindberg, Betsy L. Humphreys
      Pages 165-175
    10. Gretchen Murphy
      Pages 201-211
    11. Carol Friedman, Stephen B. Johnson
      Pages 212-228
    12. Richard S. Dick, Elaine B. Steen
      Pages 229-261
  4. The Future of the Computer-based Patient Record (CPR)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Edward H. Shortliffe, Paul C. Tang, Margret K. Amatayakul, Eric Cottington, Stephen F. Jencks, Albert Martin et al.
      Pages 273-293
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 303-316

About this book


One of the hottest political issues today concerns ways to improve national healthcare systems without incurring further costs. An extensive study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the United States formally reported that computer-based patient records are absolutely necessary to help contain the cost explosion in health care. The information obtained from experts, the studies conducted, and the conclusions that went into the IOM's report have now been collected in Aspects of the Computer-Based Patient Record. A large portion of the volume discusses the state-of-the-art in existing computer-based systems as well as the essential needs which must be addressed by future computer-based patients' records. A final section in the book discusses implementation strategies for changing to the electronic system and practical issues: Who will bear the final cost? How and when will healthcare providers who use the system be trained? This volume contains the concise, valuable information which hospital administrators, hospital systems designers, third-party payer groups, and medical technology providers will need if they hope to successfully transit to hospital systems which use a computer-based patient record.


Medizinische Informatik Patientendokumentation Patientenkartei care computer documentation health informatics healthcare hospital informatics medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Marion J. Ball
    • 1
  • Morris F. Collen
    • 2
  1. 1.Information ResourcesUniversity of Maryland at BaltimoreBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Kaiser Permanente Medical Care ProgramOaklandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-3875-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3873-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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