A public/private commission for implementing a computer-based patient record

by Albert P. Williams

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This paper was prepared as background for a one-day workshop held at the Institute of Medicine in September 1990 to evaluate the feasibility and desirability of alternative organizational models that could be used as a means of overcoming barriers to patient record development. The paper outlines, presents the case for, and suggests a timeline for development of a public/private commission for implementing computer-based medical records.

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