A new portable electronic health record (EHR) tool may facilitate the treatment of traumatic injuries in low-resource settings while also gathering data to help with injury control and health policy development, report researchers from Canada and South Africa (Zargaran E et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218:41-50).
More than 90% of deaths from trauma occur in low- and middle-income countries where injury surveillance is either largely absent or poorly carried out. This makes injury a global public health challenge, write the authors.
Friedrich MJ. Mobile EHRs May Help Trauma Care in Low-Resource Settings. JAMA. 2014;311(7):666. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1054