Digital medical records new frontier
The Kansas City Star
A big complaint among doctors has involved how to completely digitize patient records and get their computer systems to communicate effectively with hospitals and other docs’.
At least one set of Kansas City area doctors and hospitals seem to have worked out the bugs. Just as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark charted new territory for President Thomas Jefferson, a similarly named system is venturing into the patients’ records wilderness for area medical institutions.
The new nonprofit Lewis and Clark Information Exchange (LACIE) will include patient information and medical histories, which then can be shared by participating doctors and medical institutions, The Kansas City Star reports. Doctors at some offices are even having patients fill out information on computer tablets so it is directly entered into the system.
Some of those tablets include medical and pharmaceutical ads so be prepared. The real Lewis and Clark Expedition never encountered that kind of capitalist wilderness like people today will.