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A systematic review of the literature was performed to examine the impact of electronic health records (EHRs) on documentation time of physicians and nurses and to identify factors that may explain efficiency differences across studies. In total, 23 papers met our inclusion criteria; five were randomized controlled trials, six were posttest control studies,(More)
OBJECTIVES Prescribing alerts generated by computerized drug decision support (CDDS) may prevent drug-related morbidity. However, the vast majority of alerts are ignored because of clinical irrelevance. The ability to customize commercial alert systems should improve physician acceptance because the physician can select the circumstances and types of drug(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between initiation of atypical antipsychotic agents and the risk of hyperglycemic emergencies. METHOD We conducted a multicentre retrospective cohort study using administrative health data from 7 Canadian provinces and the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Hospitalizations for hyperglycemic emergencies(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether an electronic prescribing and integrated drug information system was more likely to be used by primary care physicians for patients of low socioeconomic (SES) patients. METHODS Prospective 9 months follow-up study was conducted in Montreal, Canada from March to November 2003. The study included 28 primary care physicians(More)
The Medical Office for the Twenty First Century (MOXXI) is a research project testing the potential benefits of an electronic prescription and drug management system for primary care physicians. This system includes a dynamic electronic pad for prescription entry with fields for treatment indications; a drug profiler with a graphic representation of the(More)
This paper provides an overview of wireless IP related activities at the ITU-D in regard to rural development and the successful adoption of strategically important e-services such as telemedicine. The paper follows the concept evolution of applying wireless IP applications for rural development highlighted in the original ITU-D's Focus Group 7 activities(More)
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