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Improving the Effectiveness of Electronic Health Record-Based Referral Processes

  • Adol Esquivel1,
  • Dean F Sittig2,
  • Daniel R Murphy3 and
  • Hardeep Singh3Email author
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making201212:107

Received: 30 March 2012

Accepted: 24 August 2012

Published: 13 September 2012

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Original Submission
30 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hal Yee
2 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sarah Shih
24 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Hardeep Singh
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
13 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6947-12-107

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Clinical Effectiveness and Performance Measurement, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System
University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics and the UT-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety
Houston VA HSR&D Center of Excellence and The Center of Inquiry to Improve Outpatient Safety Through Effective Electronic Communication, both at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Medical Center (152)