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Despite advances, most hospitals are years away from fully computerized systems

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Despite advances, most hospitals are years away from fully computerized systems

By Keith Darcé

UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

May 20, 2007

Hospital records aren't what they used to be at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside.

Emergency room doctors record orders for lab tests, medications and treatments on wireless tablet computers. Nurses on the in-patient floors enter vital signs into rolling laptop computers. And digital X-ray images are available on computer screens throughout the hospital moments after they are taken. ...

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