C Peter Waegemann

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C. Peter Waegemann is the Vice President of mHealth Initiative Inc., a Boston-based not-for-profit organization promoting mHealth applications nationally and internationally. Until February 2009 he was CEO of the Medical Records Institute, a Boston-based organization involved in applied research and functioning as an educational clearinghouse, as well as(More)
The vision of computerized medical record has not been achieved in spite of major progress in understanding the process of record keeping and revolutionary improvement in computer capabilities. This article discusses the problems inherent in achieving a universally available patient record. The roadblocks include lack of buy-in by providers and their(More)
The move to computerization in health care requires attention to security issues because the risks to violate patients rights for privacy are dramatically increasing. As providers in many countries are moving toward computerization, it is important to understand the dangers of computerization. Unathorized users can access, copy, alter, delete, or distort(More)
Patient care information often suffers as it travels from handwritten notes, dictation, or the memory of the clinician to the medical record. Hand-held devices equipped with mobile healthcare aplications can bring documentatin to the point of care. In this article, learn how mobile healthcare computing devices can decrease medical errors, increase(More)