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FitzPatrick Mary Kate MSN RN; Frankel, Heidi L. MD, FACS; McMaster, Janet MS, RN; Heliger, Lou Ann BS, RHIT; Auerbach, Susan MHA, RHIA; Reilly, Patrick MD, FACS; Schwab, C. William MD, FACS
Journal of Trauma Nursing: October-December 2000

Health information management systems have had a tremendous impact on the delivery of healthcare. The implementation of an integrated, concurrent trauma registry and performance improvement system has had a remarkable impact on the University of Pennsylvania's trauma program. Having both the registry and performance improvement programs concurrent and integrated has allowed better utilization of staff and has produced more accurate, relevant and timely data.

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