Computerized tracking, triage, and registration

Marsha Zimmerman, Joseph E. Clinton

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The use of computer information systems can improve tracking, registration, and triaging in the emergency department. Tracking systems not only improve communication but provide data for real-time status of the department and retrospective analysis and research. Computerized triage systems provide a structured approach to triage, prompting the clinician to assess the patient and provide care based on acuity and other variables. Clinicians are prompted for revitaling or other quality indicators while the patient is present, thus improving the quality of care while decreasing audit and analysis time. Clinical systems decrease the redundancy of questioning of the patient and provide information globally to variety of users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-63
Number of pages15
JournalTopics in Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1995


  • Clinical information system
  • Emergency department
  • Quality indicator
  • Triage


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