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Eklund, P. W. & Sargent, J. P. (2005). ePOC: mobile clinical information access and diffusion in ambulatory care service settings. ADCS2005 - Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Document Computing Symposium (pp. 42-47). Sydney, Australia: School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney.


This paper represents an overview of a field trial for a patient data management system used in ambulatory care. Its purpose is to give an outline of the issues that allow technological enablement of electronic patient data management in the delivery of home-based medical care. While the replacement of more traditional paper-based patient data management using PDAs as a collection platform are technically straightforward, the organizational realignment of an electronic document management system require careful study and deployment in order to maximize success. We outline the methodological considerations for document management diffusion within this e- Health setting and describe the issues, architecture and proposed rollout of the electronic Point-Of- Care (ePOC) system.

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Australasian Document Computing Symposium