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Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998;52 Pt 1:36-9.

CareWeb, a web-based medical record for an integrated healthcare delivery system.

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Center for Clinical Computing, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

With the advent of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, medical records are increasingly distributed across multiple institutions. Timely access to these medical records is a critical need for healthcare providers. The CareWeb project provides an architecture for World Wide Web-based retrieval of electronic medical records from heterogeneous data sources. Using Health Level 7 (HL7), web technologies and readily available software components, we consolidated the electronic records of Boston's Beth Israel and Deaconess Hospitals. We report on the creation of CareWeb (freya.bidmc.harvard.edu/careweb.htm) and propose it as a means to electronically link Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems and geographically distant information resources.

PMID:
10384415
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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