Medical informatics in a pediatric ambulatory practice

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, Alberto J. Caban-Alemañy

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Abstract

Previous research articles have indicated that general pediatricians in private practice continue to use a paper-based system to document patient visits. Currently there is a shift in pediatrics toward emphasis on anticipatory guidance and preventive care, especially in a period of cost-management, where effective quality care is becoming increasingly synonymous with information processing. Computing technology provides the potential to enhance patient care rendered in a pediatric ambulatory practice. In an era where there is a strong need for the storage and management of patient data, computers allow rapid access to management protocols and guidelines. In this article, we present several computing tools available to contemporary pediatric physicians that practice in an ambulatory setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Ambulatory
  • Electronic medical record (EMR)
  • HIPPA
  • Internet
  • Patient care
  • Personal digital assistant (PDA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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