Information systems introduced carefully can aid cliniciansBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7172.1594 (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1594
- R C Baldwin, Consultant in old age psychiatry
- Department of Psychiatry, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9BX
EDITOR—The article by Simpson and Gordon on clinical information technology is free of jargon and relevant.1 It is also realistic. I have seen three software systems come and go in the trust where I am based. All were management tools; clinicians were merely encouraged to believe in them. Then four years ago I had the opportunity to purchase an early version of a medical information management system (the Advanced Medical Information Guidance and Organisational System manufactured by AVC Multimedia, Norwich); this system …
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