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Steps Toward a Universal Patient Medical Record

A Project Plan to Develop One

by Michael R. McGuire

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2004
Pages: 719
ISBN-10: 1581125097
ISBN-13: 9781581125092
Categories: Medical & Health ScienceMedicine & HealthMedicine & Health


This book describes how an automated patient medical record could be built that could evolve into a universal patient record. Such a universal patient record would change medical care from a focus on short-term care to one oriented to long-term, preventive-care. It would remove patient care from being the province of the single physician to that of the responsibility of many different healthcare providers, possibly located anywhere in the world.

About the Author

Michael McGuire is a healthcare analyst who has worked over 20 years in the healthcare field and over 30 years in the computer field. He was the principal designer of one of the largest clinical software systems at Kaiser Permanente, a not-for-profit HMO.