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. ...