Michael Dinh, MB BS, FACEM, Clinical Fellow; Matthew Chu, MB BS, FACEM, Director of Emergency Medicine.
Evolution of health information management and information technology in emergency medicine
Article first published online: 18 MAY 2006
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 289–294, June 2006
How to Cite
Dinh, M. and Chu, M. (2006), Evolution of health information management and information technology in emergency medicine. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 18: 289–294. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2006.00855.x
- Issue published online: 18 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 18 MAY 2006
- Accepted 20 November 2005
- emergency medicine;
- information technology
The implementation of information technology will continue to have important effects on the practice of emergency medicine. Patient registration and tracking systems, telemedicine electronic order entry systems, and the advent of electronic health records are some examples of applications that influence patient care in emergency departments. We review the literature regarding information technology advances in emergency medicine and outline the important role that emergency physicians play in developing and implementing a national health information technology strategy.