From papyrus to the electronic tablet: a brief history of the clinical medical record with lessons for the digital age.

@article{Gillum2013FromPT,
  title={From papyrus to the electronic tablet: a brief history of the clinical medical record with lessons for the digital age.},
  author={Richard F Gillum},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={126 10},
  pages={853-7}
}
A major transition is underway in documentation of patient-related data in clinical settings with rapidly accelerating adoption of the electronic health record and electronic medical record. This article examines the history of the development of medical records in the West in order to suggest lessons applicable to the current transition. The first documented major transition in the evolution of the clinical medical record occurred in antiquity, with the development of written case history… CONTINUE READING
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