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Who knew medical records had a ‘social life’?
USC Annenberg

For more than a decade, electronic health records have been hailed as a means of improving health care quality, safety and efficiency. Yet in spite of the ongoing transition to electronic records throughout America’s health care system, two USC researchers are interested in their traditional hard-copy format and the value, if underappreciated, they still hold.

Occupational science doctorate candidate Amber Angell and her mentor, Assistant Professor Olga Solomon, of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy examined data from Solomon’s multidisciplinary urban ethnographic study, “Autism in Urban Context,” funded by the National Institute for Mental Health.

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