A study of the use of free-text fields within a computer medical records system

Evans, A R, Absolon, P J, Kaye, G and Snow, P A (1985) A study of the use of free-text fields within a computer medical records system. International Journal of Bio-Medical Computing, 17 (2). pp. 155-70. ISSN 0020-7101

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At present, the general practitioner considers any imposed rigidity or standardisation in his record keeping as an encroachment on his clinical practice. Thus, computerised clinical records are regarded with some suspicion. This paper explores the likely requirements of a computerised records system which will leave the clinician all his freedom, but at the same time give him all the potential advantages of a structured information gathering system. This investigation formed part of a joint project between IBM and the University of Sheffield Medical School, in conjunction with two general practices in the Sheffield area. The overall objective of the project was to investigate the requirements for computers in general practice, and develop an experimental GP computer system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: computers,family practice,medical records,terminology as topic
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music (former - to 2014)
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:14
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 05:15
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45244

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