Track: OEM Clinical Practice
Kirk T. Harmon, MD, FACOEM*, Multicare Health System, Fife, WA
Steven C. Schumann, MD*, Doctors on Duty, Salinas, CA
Elpidoforos S. Soteriades, MD, SM, ScD*, Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
The presenters will review the current landscape with respect to electronic medical records (EMR) and other information technology software programs as well as their use in clinical occupational medicine. They will also discuss the future developments in this emerging field. In addition, they will provide an up-to-date review on the research output published around the world on EMR and other information technology applications in medicine. Finally, they will present and discuss the results of a national survey among US occupational physicians on the use of EMR, potential barriers for its use and the physicians’ expectations on future developments in the area. The target audience includes occupational medicine physicians and other health care professionals who are involved in both the clinical practice of- and academic research performed in occupational medicine.