Health Care Industry Faces Information Age
Rifkin, Glenn, THE JOURNAL RECORD
By Glenn Rifkin
N.Y. Times News Service
BURLINGTON, Mass. _ Dr. Barry G. Zallen, a pediatrician at the Harvard Community Health Plan center in Burlington, turns to the Apple Macintosh on his desk, steers the cursor to a patient's name and clicks, and a five-year-old girl's record appears.
Zallen, who has no computer background, instantly gets a detailed account of the girl's chronic cough, the medication he prescribed, her medical history and a list of her previous visits.
Through a central computer, Zallen's colleagues also have access to these records, so they all share up-to-date data on each of the center's 7,300 patients. Cumbersome, …
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