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Electronic health records allow trainees to follow patients? care

Residency Program Insider, January 4, 2011

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After a patient leaves the hospital, residents and fellows typically do not see the outcome of their treatments or whether patients followed their orders. Electronic health records (EHR) can change that, says Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, a researcher from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Service.

“Digital record-keeping platforms afford trainees access to clinic notes, imaging studies, consultant notes, and hospital discharge summaries. Empowered with this type of longitudinal information, they can audit their diagnostic impressions and management,” said Jain in The American Journal of Managed Care.

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