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Metcalfe's Law Predicts Reduced Power of Electronic Medical Record Software

@article{Valdes2003MetcalfesLP,
  title={Metcalfe's Law Predicts Reduced Power of Electronic Medical Record Software},
  author={I. Valdes and D. Kibbe and G. Tolleson and M. Kunik and L. Petersen},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2003},
  pages={
          1038
        }
}
Error reduction, quality improvement and lowering of cost can all be achieved through electronic integration of health care providers. Despite the existence of clinical computing software for decades, meaningful linkage between health care providers has not occurred. We hypothesize that a major reason is reduction in network value through incompatible clinical software among hundreds of health care entities. 
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