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The Potential of the Electronic Health Record in the Breast Center

  • Kevin S. Hughes
  • Mahmoud El-Tamer
  • Sherwood Hughes
  • Brian Drohan
  • John Sharko
  • Christine Lawrence
  • Andrea Loberg
  • Georges Grinstein
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Abstract

The electronic health record continues to mature as a component of the health care system. As these systems are increasingly adopted, they bring more widespread access to computer technology in the hospital and the office. An increasing number of specialty-specific applications are possible. These can be used to store data, facilitate decision making through the use of clinical algorithms, track various quality measures, and assess performance of a group or the individual.

Keywords

Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support Problem List Breast Center Patient Information Sheet 
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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin S. Hughes
    • 1
  • Mahmoud El-Tamer
  • Sherwood Hughes
  • Brian Drohan
  • John Sharko
  • Christine Lawrence
  • Andrea Loberg
  • Georges Grinstein
  1. 1.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Avon Comprehensive, Breast Evaluation CenterMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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