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Research in progress—electronic patient records: a new era
  1. D Peckham1,
  2. P Whitaker1,
  3. H White2
  1. 1Leeds Centre for Cystic Fibrosis, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
  2. 2Faculty of Health and Social Science, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Peckham, Leeds Centre for Cystic Fibrosis, St James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK; daniel.peckham{at}


Clinical information systems and electronic records are starting to appear in secondary care and herald new potentials for improving health provision and capturing high quality data. In 2006, we set up a program to develop electronic patient records (EPR) for chronic disease using Cystic Fibrosis (CF) as our initial model. Seven years on we are now exploring the real time clinical data to identify risks, trends and outcomes in chronic disease management. We are also working to establish new models of integration and to connect information between the client and all areas of health care.

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung Physiology

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