A study of the fragmentation of the medical record

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Title: A study of the fragmentation of the medical record
Author: Bansler, Jørgen; Havn, Erling; Mønsted, Troels; Schmidt, Kjeld
Abstract: The medical record, the collection of notes and other documents concerning a particular patient, is a time-honored and robust institutional artifact. However, with patients with chronic ailments that typically are treated and monitored by multiple clinical workers, sometimes at different institutions, the medical record is more than ‘beginning to burst’: it is beginning to fragment. This becomes clear from our ongoing study of the coordinative practices of clinical workers dealing with patients with ‘implantable cardioverter-defibrillators’ (ICDs), i.e., pacemakers that dub as defibrillators....
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8418
Date: 2012-03-02
Notes: Published in: Infrastructures for Healthcare: Global Healthcare. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop 2011

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