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Healthc Inform. 1993 Apr;10(4):58, 60.

Chart tracking systems: prerequisite to medical records automation.

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  • 1Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.


In summary, automation of chart tracking is the place to begin full-scale medical record automation. Its collected data provides the framework for design and implementation of other systems, frees resources to use data to best advantage, and allows employees to make a comfortable transition from manual methods to computerized charts. A properly designed tracking system is the first step on the path to the electronic medical record.

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