Development of a knowledge-based electronic patient record.

TitleDevelopment of a knowledge-based electronic patient record.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSafran C, Rind DM, Sands DZ, Davis RB, Wald J, SLACK WV
JournalMD Comput
Pagination46-54, 63
Date Published1996 Jan-Feb
KeywordsAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Artificial Intelligence, Boston, Data Collection, Female, Health Planning, Humans, Male, Medical Records Systems, Computerized, Policy Making, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Primary Health Care, Risk Factors, Therapy, Computer-Assisted, User-Computer Interface

To help clinicians care for patients with HIV infection, we developed an interactive knowledge-based electronic patient record that integrates rule-based decision support and full-text information retrieval with an online patient record. This highly interactive clinical workstation now allows the clinicians at a large primary care practice (30,000 ambulatory visits per year) to use online information resources and fully electronic patient records during all patient encounters. The resulting practice database is continually updated with outcome data on a cohort of 700 patients with HIV infection. As a byproduct of this integrated system, we have developed improved statistical methods to measure the effects of electronic alerts and reminders.

Alternate JournalMD Comput
PubMed ID8569464
Grant ListHS06288-03 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States
HS08749-01 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States