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YouTube video offers glimpse of 1961 EMR


Specializes in Informatics, Oncology, IVT, Home Health. Has 30 years experience.

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Electronic medical records system from 1961

YouTube user ACMI2008 posted this 1966 clip in which Akron, Ohio-based Akron General Hospital touts its 1961 electronic medical record. It was cutting-edge at the time...


canoehead, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience.

My goodness- do we ever use chloromycetin anymore?

I guess my hospital was only 25 years behind the cutting edge.

Valerie Salva, BSN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

Well, yes, it is possible to "relieve the nurses of the burden of some of their paperwork" but it hasn't happened yet!

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