Research in progress-electronic patient records: a new era

Thorax. 2015 May;70(5):473-5. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206573. Epub 2014 Dec 10.


Clinical information systems and electronic records are starting to appear in secondary care and herald new potentials for improving health provision and capturing high quality data. In 2006, we set up a program to develop electronic patient records (EPR) for chronic disease using Cystic Fibrosis (CF) as our initial model. Seven years on we are now exploring the real time clinical data to identify risks, trends and outcomes in chronic disease management. We are also working to establish new models of integration and to connect information between the client and all areas of health care.

Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis; Lung Physiology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / epidemiology
  • Cystic Fibrosis / therapy*
  • Electronic Health Records / organization & administration*
  • Humans