Family Medicine pp 1028-1035 | Cite as

Information Management

  • Donald C. Spencer
  • E. Andrew Balas
  • Joan E. Nashelsky


Family practice requires efficient management of information. Patient data are collected and interpreted for diagnosis establishment and treatment selection. Medical records contain information from a variety of sources (e.g., physical examination, diagnostic laboratories, specialist consultations). Continuity of care requires transfer of clinical information. Practice guidelines must be disseminated efficiently to improve quality of care.


Family Practice Computerize Record Computerize Medical Record General Medicine Clinic Digoxin Intoxication 
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  • Donald C. Spencer
  • E. Andrew Balas
  • Joan E. Nashelsky

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