Software developed by Michael Zalis and his Massachusetts General Hospital colleague Mitchell Harris harnesses search-engine technology to help physicians access disparate records.

Connecting electronic medical records

09/Aug/2010

Even as use of EMR (electronic medical record) systems increases, medical records are spread over multiple databases that don't necessarily communicate with each other. Over the past five years, a team led by Michael Zalis and his Massachusetts General Hospital colleague Mitchell Harris developed a program called Queriable Patient Inference Dossier. The program combines a search engine with a programming system to automatically pull data from various EMRs (electronic medical records) and databases.

Source: Technology Review