Report Number: CS-TR-82-928
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Automated ambulatory medical record systems in the U.S.
Author: Kuhn, Ingeborg M.
Author: Wiederhold, Gio
Author: Rodnick, Jonathan E.
Author: Ramsey-Klee, Diane M.
Author: Benett, Sanford
Author: Beck, Donald D.
Date: August 1982
Abstract: This report presents an overview of the developments in
Automated Ambulatory Medical Record Systems (AAMRS) from 1975
to the present. A summary of findings from a 1975
state-of-the-art review is presented along with the current
findings of a follow-up study of a selected number of the
AAMRS operating today. The studies revealed that effective
automated medical record systems have been developed for
ambulatory care settings and that they are now in the process
of being transferred to other sites or users, either
privately or as a commericial product. Since 1975 there have
been no significant advances in system design. However,
progress has been substantial in terms of achieving
production goals. Even though a variety of systems are
commercially available, there is a continuing need for
research and development to improve the effectiveness of the
systems in use today.