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Monday, March 21, 2005

Electronic health record system in the works

Electronic health record system in the works
: "Their medical condition is serious, their behavior erratic. Hospital emergency rooms have powerful drugs that might help, but they also might cause harm. A reaction with the drugs a patient takes daily for ongoing problems can be especially dangerous.

'I've seen enough people in emergency rooms,' said Wayne Price, director of the Blue Valley Mental Health Center in Beatrice. 'The people who come do not have an accurate picture of all the medications and all the over-the-counter drugs they are taking.'

A system to link the electronic records of regional medical providers could help physicians make better decisions when somebody comes to the emergency department, Price said."


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