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Monday, July 19, 2004

PDAs put doctors in the picture

Australian IT - PDAs put doctors in the picture (Kelly Mills, JULY 20, 2004): "AMID startling statistics on errors in our hospitals, Barwon Health, Geelong, is introducing an electronic medical handover application to improve patient care and create an audit trail of instructions between doctors.

Traditionally, there has been an ad hoc arrangement for information transfer to junior doctors on shift change-overs.
Taking advantage of the Barwon Health clinical information system CORDis (Correspondence, Operation Notes, Reports, Discharge Summary Information System), developed in 2001 by Melbourne company Dynamic Solutions, doctors at the Geelong Hospital developed an add-on application to document instructions left for junior doctors. "


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