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Title: MARS: the electronic medical record system: the core of the Kaiser galaxy.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Mills, Gail
Keywords: E-Medical Records
Managed Care
Knowledge Management Systems
Knowledge Workers
Information Systems/ Information Technology
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Citation: Int. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2001; 3(5/6): 406-423
Abstract: The growth of e-commerce (electronic commerce) is vast, complex and rapidly expanding. E-commerce is clearly an integral part of business, spreading across the areas of Business to Consumer, Business to Business, e-government and e-health. In fact, we could be forgiven for thinking we are in the e-millennium. E-medical records are an example of one such e-initiative to touch the healthcare sector. However, the true advantages of these e-medical records are not clear. We present the case example of MARS, the automated medical record system at Kaiser Permanente-Ohio. In so doing we show that the true advantage of this system is that it functions as a knowledge management system (KMS) simultaneously enabling and facilitating convergence and compliance of healthcare treatment as well as enhancing and supporting the creation and renewal of knowledge pertaining to healthcare delivery.
DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2001.001119
ISSN: 1741-5144
Journal Title: International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Computer and Information Science Department, James J. Nance College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, 1860 East 18th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114-3610, USA
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