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The authors outline considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to network computers in a small family practice.
This article will describe how a salaried physician created a computerized patient records system for himself, without the help of his organization.
The article explains how family physicans can easily create their own electronic archive of up-to-date references, forms and other documents important to the smooth running of their practice and can make the archive available over a local area network for all staff to access through Web browsers.
The author, a family physician, explains the benefits and pitfalls of using local wireless networks in a busy clinical practice (for example, to access electronic medical records wirelessly).