In the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together”
Last year, Vaccine Nation reported on research suggesting that the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) could dramatically increase the ability of public health authorities to track immunizations amongst patient. EHR does away with inefficient paper based systems characterised by the slow sharing of information, and a high rate of missing or misplaced information. EHR on the other hand improve share-ability between healthcare professionals, and reduce data loss. But even more impressive, is the increased engagement of physicians in the record keeping process EHR brings about, producing more detailed and accurate patient records.
This infographic, provided by the Information and Data Science team at Berkeley School of Information, takes us through the state of the art for EHR, and gives us a glimpse into the future of digital record keeping across the US.