Gartner Research

The 2004 Gartner Computer-Based Patient Record System Generation Model

Published: 02 February 2004

ID: G00119567

Analyst(s): Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


A computer-based patient record (CPR) is an advanced clinical system with a complex set of interacting activities. This report presents the enhanced Gartner classification scheme for the evolution of CPR systems and provides a model to make better comparisons of vendors' products.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Introduction
    • CPR Definition
    • CPR Core Capabilities
  • The Evolution of the CPR
    • Delineating the Generations
    • First Generation — The Collector
    • Second Generation — The Documentor
    • Third Generation — The Helper
    • Fourth Generation — The Colleague
    • Fifth Generation — The Mentor
  • Conclusion
  • Acronym Key

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