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Using IT To Close The Gap Between Health Information Systems And External Documents

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THE CHALLENGE

Healthcare creates a wealth of data. Every patient encounter, even a routine checkup, generates a significant volume of information ranging from personal identification data such as Social Security number, age, and address, to clinician notes and impressions, patient data like blood pressure, temperature, pulse, as well as complex laboratory information.

But there is a significant gap between reality and full adoption of digital medical information. A great deal of information is still produced on paper. Integrating it into an EHR for digital archiving, search, retrieval and analysis is a difficult, expensive and time-consuming task.

This report will present an innovative technological solution to closing the gap between health information systems and external paper documents.