Prenatal care: a strategic first step toward EMR acceptance

J Healthc Inf Manag. Spring 2003;17(2):47-50.


Rather than turn a practice upside-down with a "big bang" implementation or replace old workflows with entirely new ones, executives must survey and understand those clinical areas where the needs are real and the value of an electronic medical record to clinicians is immediate and obvious. For these and other reasons, obstetrics may be the best place to test an electronic medical record.

MeSH terms

  • Access to Information
  • Ambulatory Care Information Systems / organization & administration*
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Cost Control
  • Female
  • Hospital Information Systems / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Medical Record Linkage*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / organization & administration*
  • Obstetrics / organization & administration*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care / organization & administration*
  • Systems Integration