Dr Juliet Rumball-Smith, our clinical director, along with Kevin and their US colleague Dr David B Yates, have published their first BMJ Quality & Safety Viewpoint article, 'Late adopters of the electronic health record should move now'.
They argue that those who ‘under use’ electronic health record (EHR) technology– such as countries, hospitals or individual clinicians – should embrace it,and will benefit from improved quality of healthcare, reduction in operational inefficiencies, and financial savings.
Kevin says that technology has come a long way, and that previous reluctance to embrace EHRs is based on early experience with older technology.
"The EHR is often the infrastructure that makes other things work. We usually see value more easily in the applications that link to an electronic health record, rather than the record itself," says Kevin.
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