Accession Number : AD0780035

Title :   Ambulatory Patient Medical Records System Pilot Project.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 2, 1 Oct 72-1 Jul 73,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TEX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gallentine,Wayne R. ; Stuart,Richard B.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The technical objective of the study is to demonstrate the usefulness of 15 improvement actions in improving the general management and handling of out-patient medical records--to include filing, retrieval, and transmittal of such records--as well as improving the quality of the records. This study seeks to improve their outpatient medical records systems to the point that they will be an ideal demonstration of how hospitals can fully meet the principal of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals that hospitals should maintain facilities and services that are adequate to provide accurately documented and readily accessible medical records. After a baseline systems analysis, and workload measurement at each hospital,various improvement actions are being carried out at both hospitals. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Information systems, Records, Medicine, Patients, Hospitals, Information processing, Information retrieval

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE