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The streamlining and reduction of paper flow and traditional medical records by electronic technology solutions offer an opportunity to better balance the management of clinical and administrative data. Patient and professional “smart cards”, because of their portability can effectively address some of the issues faced by the health sector in its quest for the continuous improvement of health systems, the promotion of rapid advances in securing geographical, cultural, and financial access to health services, and expansion of social protection mechanisms. The introduction of “smarts cards” is also an important step in the direction of implementing a patient-centered model of health records.
The streamlining and reduction of paper flow and traditional medical records by electronic technology solutions offer an opportunity to better balance the management of clinical and administrative data. Patient and professional “smart cards”, because of their portability can effectively address some of the issues faced by the health sector in its quest for the continuous improvement of health systems, the promotion of rapid advances in securing geographical, cultural, and financial access to health services, and expansion of social protection mechanisms. The introduction of “smarts cards” is also an important step in the direction of implementing a patient-centered model of health records.

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Integrated CircuitHealth Data Cards(Smart Cards)
A Primer for Health Professionals
Technology and Health Services Delivery
Health Services Organization Unit (THS/OS)
Pan American Health Organization
Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office of the
World Health Organization
May 2003
 
PAHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication
Rienhoff, Otto
Integrated Circuit Health Data Cards (Smart Cards): A Primer for HealthProfessionals
Washington, D.C.: PAHO, © 2003. 102 pagesISBN 92 75 12463 9I. Title II. Rodrigues, Roberto J. III. Piccolo, UrsulaIV. Hernandez, Antonio V. Oliveri, Nora1. MEDICAL INFORMATICS2. INFORMATION SYSTEMS3. AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING4. INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL5. HEALTH PERSONNEL NLM WA26.5.R557iISBN 92 75 12463 9
The Pan American Health Organization welcomes requests for permission to reproduce or translate itspublications, in part or in full. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to the Health ServicesOrganization Unit (THS/OS), Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., which will be glad toprovide the latest information on any changes made to the text, plans for new editions, and reprints andtranslations already available.
Pan American Health Organization, 2003Publications of the Pan American Health Organization enjoy copyright protection in accordance with the provisions of Protocol 2 of the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights reserved.The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of anyopinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization concerning the legal statusof any country, territory, city, or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are en-dorsed or recommended by the Pan American Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products aredistinguished by initial capital letters. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in thisPublication.
 
Otto Rienhoff 
Professor, Medical InformaticsDirector, Medical Informatics Department and Head of the Hospital Computer Center,Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany 
ContributorsRoberto J. Rodrigues
 Adjunct Professor, Science, Technology and International Affairs ProgramSchool of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USASenior Consultant, The Institute for Technical Cooperation in Health Inc (INTECH),Potomac MD, USA
Ursula Piccolo
Research Assistant, Medical Informatics Department Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany 
Antonio Hernandez
Regional Advisor, Clinical Engineering and Medical DevicesPan American Health Organization/World Health OrganizationWashington D.C., USA
Nora Oliveri
President and Chief Executive Officer Fundación de Informática Médica, Miami FL, USA

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