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Clinical Databases: Electronic Health Records and Repositories

McCartney, Patricia Robin PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: May/June 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 3 - p 186
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3182869d8c
ONGOING COLUMNS: Health Information Technology

Computerized clinical databases are used to store, retrieve, analyze, and report meaningful information.

Patricia Robin McCartney is the Director of Nursing Research and faculty for Georgetown Scholars, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Professor Emerita, State University of New York University at Buffalo, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. She can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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