American Health Consultants
Hospital Payment & Information Management, September 1997, Vol. 15, No. 9, page140
Axim-created online medical record system prominently featured in article on pioneering web-based medical record systems
Web-based medical record offers immediate access
Virtual electronic medical record is a reality
...Axim has just rolled out Clinnet, an electronic medical record at the Boston Medical Center that uses Web-browser technology to access patient information. "We are using a way of doing things that
people have already gotten used to, so no new training is needed. As much as possible, we tried to use the tools of the Web and the user interface."
Clinnet, which was rolled out in the center's emergency department, provides on-demand access to patient records for physicians and other medical staff as the information is available in electronic form.
...The new system provides an elegant solution to the pressing need for instant access and availability. "It puts information easily in everybody's hands from any station in the hospital that has Web
browser installed and in the future at remote sites that have a Web browser.
...The system, which uses a hospital intranet, allows physicians and residents to dictate their notes directly into an electronic voice file that is transcribed and then added to the electronic record. A
"watermark" is seen on the screen if the transcribed notes are still in draft form. An electronic signature shows that a physician has signed off on the notes.
...For medical records staff, they can instantly see what reports need to be signed, how many are outstanding from different physicians. They can keep on top of things that way.