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Wednesday, 12 November 1997

Topic: "Using a Laptop Computer to Collect Information During Patient Interviews in the Office, at the Bedside, and in the Emergency Room"

About the Event

Peter Kaufman, M.D., will present his method for using computerized patient records in gastroenterology. Similar methods can be applied for creating databases for technical documentation and working with documentation teams. Writers can apply this technique to getting information from recalcitrant engineers and others. Enter information into a database, then extract and manipulate the information for documentation and other reports.


  • Access—to office records and other data
  • Quality of Care—improved record keeping, prompted questions, expert systems, allergy and problem lists, drug interactions, etc.
  • Patient Education—automated handouts
  • Legibility—improved documentation and decreased time reading other's notes
  • Cost—eliminates transcription, improved coding with automated billing entry
  • Research—database format allows rapid searching and recall of all aspects of the medical record; also allows protocol triggering and can prompt for Rx


  • General
  • Specific—Remote Use
    • Printer availability
    • Formats for printing on charts
    • Data transfer between remote and office computers
  • Specific—Data Entry
    • Typing—Most MDs don't/won't type
    • Pick Lists—Require attention
    • Voice Recognition—Slow

What to Look For

  • Intuitive use
  • User modifiable
  • Data integrity
  • Integrated features
  • Support

Don't forget your business cards! We collect a business card from each attendee for a chance to win the registration fee for the Annual conference. The drawing takes place at the March meeting. The more meetings you attend, the more chances to win.

About the Speaker

Peter Kaufman, M.D. is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. After graduating from MIT, Dr. Kaufman attended George Washington University School of medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Brown and Tufts Universities, then a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital. He built on his interest while on the medical faculty of Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, before entering private practice in Montgomery County. Dr. Kaufman has lectured nationally on topics ranging from Heartburn to High Tech Medicine.


7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dinner and networking
7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Brief chapter business and introductions
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Presentation


$10 with advance reservations
$12 at the door
First timer: Print free admission coupon


Munchies from one of the Georgetown restaurants.

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Washington, DC 20007-3835
Phone: 202-403-5000
Fax: 202-403-5001
TTY: 1-877-334-3499

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