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Sharing patient information electronically throughout NHS

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:623

Ability to provide seamless decision support will be key factor

  1. P Ramnarayan, clinical research fellow (,
  2. Emma Steel, director,
  3. Joseph Britto, clinical director, ISABEL Clinical Decision Support Systems
  1. Imperial College London, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY
  2. Isabel Medical Charity, St Mary's Hospital

    EDITOR—Booth's editorial is timely and raises several important issues.1 Although clinicians have to assume a prominent role in planning and implementing a new integrated care record service, they should also be convinced why keeping patients' records electronically is useful.2

    Booth details the advantage of being able to share …

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