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The Digitalization of HealthcareElectronic Records and the Disruption of Moral Orders$
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Ian P. McLoughlin, Karin Garrety, and Rob Wilson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198744139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744139.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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The Digitalization of Healthcare
Author(s):

Ian P. McLoughlin

Karin Garrety

Rob Wilson

Ping Yu

Andrew Dalley

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744139.003.0001

Edward Jones is a retired coal miner living on his own in north-east England. He is a non-insulin dependent diabetic with coronary heart disease. During a consultation with his general practitioner (GP), Mr Jones agreed to have an electronic health record (EHR) created as part of his overall care plan. This allows information about Mr Jones’s medical conditions to be made available to other healthcare providers, for example to ambulance services and hospital medical staff, if an emergency were to occur. In addition, Mr Jones is able to use a portal to add information of his own to the record from his home computer such as details of his next of kin and what to do in the event of an emergency....

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