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ERIC Number: EJ787047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
What the Medical Records Revolution Means to Your Special Child
Dorsett, Tom
Exceptional Parent, v38 n2 p30-31 Feb 2008
As every exceptional parent knows, the needs of a special child are, simply put, special. For every area of life, an extra amount of thought and care must be taken--whether it is education, traveling considerations, and, especially, healthcare. However, it is in the area of healthcare that parents say they face the most challenge. For years, doctors and parents have struggled to overcome the limits of healthcare technology, geography, and time. But, things are quickly changing and in a way that will dramatically improve the lives of children with special needs and their parents as well as improve the quality of healthcare their attending physicians are able to provide. The medical community has long been looking at the Internet as a way to simplify and accelerate the way they work, communicate, and learn. With the rise of online social networking sites, the demand for immediate real-time information sharing, and the affordability of broadband and network access, doctors in different states, countries, and even continents can rapidly exchange patient medical records, diagnose, and collaborate on prescribed treatments in ways never possible until now. However, this is just the beginning. This medical records revolution will fundamentally change how physicians practice medicine and the quality of care they will be able to provide their patients. However, for a parent of a child with special needs, the medical records revolution may even be more meaningful.
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Language: English
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