a1 Division of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
The promise of the electronic health record is to provide multiple functions including the ability to easily share information among providers, the ability to order studies, the ability to improve the safety of patients, and the ability to coordinate plans of care. Efforts to achieve these goals face multiple challenges including large expenditures of money, large expenditures of time and effort, and a persistent communication gap between the designers and the users of these electronic medical records.
c1 Correspondence to: J. R. Boris, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States of America. Tel: 267 426 2882; Fax: 267 426 5324; E-mail: [email protected]