Inspired in the three laws of robotics by Isaac Asimov, Zillion proposes three laws or principles for the design of digital medical records.

First Law

Electronic Medical Records must be focused on improving people’s health. EMR are required to attend medical staff in the decision-making, taking into consideration the preferences and habits of the people involved (patients and their families), while respecting their privacy and individuality.

Second Law

Electronic Medical Records must support the development of medicine through scientific research, preventing diseases, finding cures and more efficient procedures; except where such research and findings would conflict with the First Law.

Third Law

Electronic Medical Records should encourage to the medical industry, improving its operations and providing better quality of life for its participants, increasing their economy; as long as such operational and economical improvements do not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Digital medical records are a contemporary reality, a human need that is part of the evolution and the technological revolution in which we live. As well as in the stories of Asimov, the operation of the medical records will circle around these principles or laws. The evaluation of their results and the evolution of its features will make reality the desired effect, what each of the involved strives to embed them.

Initially, the proposals of the computational Digital Medical Records proposals will vary, and depend on the experts the selection and control of these proposals, as time goes on there will be a natural evolution that will standardize their functionalities.

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Short Version of the Three Laws

  • First Law - Electronic Medical Records must be focused on improving health of people.
  • Second Law - Electronic Medical Records must support the development of medicine, always and when this does not oppose with the first law.
  • Third Law - Electronic Medical Records must encourage the development of the medical sector, as long as such development does not conflict with the first or second law.