An automated medical history system. Experience of the Lahey Clinic Foundation with computer-processed medical histories.

@article{Rockart1973AnAM,
  title={An automated medical history system. Experience of the Lahey Clinic Foundation with computer-processed medical histories.},
  author={John F. Rockart and Ephraim R. McLean and Philip I. Hershberg and George O. Bell},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1973},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={
          348-58
        }
}
A mailed questionnaire that can be batch-processed by computer can maintain the editing, formatting, summarizing, and data storage advantages of on-line systems at a lower expense. More than 40,000 patient questionnaires have been processed, and the questionnaire is a routine part of the clinic health care system. Data are given showing increasing physician acceptance and use of the questionnaire. Time savings per patient visit are noted. There are physician-oriented advantages as well as the… Expand

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