The Regenstrief Medical Records

C. J. McDonald, L. Blevins, W. M. Tierney, Douglas Martin

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The Regenstrief Medical Record System, operational at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis for 16 years, is an electronic record that stores lab results, imaging studies, diagnoses and treatments, and encounter data for all outpatient, emergency room, and hospital encounters indefinitely. The system includes programs for keyboard entry of clinical data, as well as for interfaces to lab and pharmacy systems. It also generates flowsheets, reminders, and encounter forms, and retrieves user-specified subsets of patients. The system currently carries over 24 million observations of 250,000 patients (20% of whom have more than eight years of history on the computer). In controlled trials RMRS has significantly improved the quality of patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-47
Number of pages14
JournalM.D. Computing
Volume5
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988

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McDonald, C. J., Blevins, L., Tierney, W. M., & Martin, D. (1988). The Regenstrief Medical Records. M.D. Computing, 5(5), 34-47.

The Regenstrief Medical Records. / McDonald, C. J.; Blevins, L.; Tierney, W. M.; Martin, Douglas.

In: M.D. Computing, Vol. 5, No. 5, 1988, p. 34-47.

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McDonald, CJ, Blevins, L, Tierney, WM & Martin, D 1988, 'The Regenstrief Medical Records', M.D. Computing, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 34-47.
McDonald CJ, Blevins L, Tierney WM, Martin D. The Regenstrief Medical Records. M.D. Computing. 1988;5(5):34-47.
McDonald, C. J. ; Blevins, L. ; Tierney, W. M. ; Martin, Douglas. / The Regenstrief Medical Records. In: M.D. Computing. 1988 ; Vol. 5, No. 5. pp. 34-47.
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