Electronic health records: a new tool to combat chronic kidney disease?

  title={Electronic health records: a new tool to combat chronic kidney disease? },
  author={Sankar D. Navaneethan and Stacey E. Jolly and John W Sharp and Anil K Jain and Jesse D. Schold and Martin J. Schreiber and Joseph V. Nally},
  booktitle={Clinical nephrology},
Electronic health records (EHRs) were first developed in the 1960s as clinical information systems for document storage and retrieval. Adoption of EHRs has increased in the developed world and is increasing in developing countries. Studies have shown that quality of patient care is improved among health centers with EHRs. In this article, we review the structure and function of EHRs along with an examination of its potential application in CKD care and research. Well-designed patient registries… CONTINUE READING
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