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August 1996

Medical Informatics and Pediatrics-Reply

Author Affiliations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital CMSC 150 600 N Wolfe St Baltimore, MD 21205
Boston, Mass

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996;150(8):883. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1996.02170330108024

We, too, are pleased by the contributions that the Archives has made to the medical informatics literature. It is noteworthy that from a historical perspective, the American Journal of Diseases of Children had a reputation for publishing landmark articles dealing with medical informatics issues of interest to pediatricians, such as the initial references describing the MEDITEL system.1,2 The Archives appears to be carrying on that tradition, which takes on special significance in the managed care era, when there is a burgeoning interest in medical informatics by most health care providers and administrators.

The letter by Drs Spooner and Traczy-Harnoch alludes to yet another topic that is undoubtedly of interest to this audience; namely, uses of the Internet for pediatricians. Dr Spooner is to be congratulated for his excellent article, "On-line Resources for Pediatricians" that appeared in the Archives last year.3 We eagerly await other informatics articles published in

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