Electronic patient records: moving from islands and bridges towards electronic health records for continuity of care.

@article{Knaup2007ElectronicPR,
  title={Electronic patient records: moving from islands and bridges towards electronic health records for continuity of care.},
  author={Petra Knaup and Oliver Bott and Christian Kohl and Christian Lovis and Sebastian Garde},
  journal={Yearbook of medical informatics},
  year={2007},
  pages={34-46}
}
OBJECTIVES Electronic patient record (EPR) systems are increasingly used and have matured sufficiently so as to contribute to high quality care and efficient patient management. Our objective is to summarize current trends and major achievements in the field of EPR in the last year and to discuss their future prospects. RESULTS Integrating health data from a variety of sources in a comprehensive EPR is a major prerequisite for e-health and e-research. Current research continues to elaborate… CONTINUE READING