Harry Hochheiser, Ben Shneiderman
Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have begun to transform healthcare worldwide. Some small countries like Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel have built effective systems based on national standards, while in the U.S. dozens of diverse systems are competing for market share. In developing nations local projects can have huge effects, but the trade-offs in spending for medical facilities versus computing resources may require painfully difficult decisions. In all cases, meeting ambitious goals while maintaining high-quality care and realizing anticipated cost savings will require solving a host of problems, many of which are not yet well understood. Despite the many uncertainties,…
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