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Author(s): Fernanda Gonçalves
Gabriel David
Title: Definition of a retrospective health information policy based on (re)use study
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Medical information produced in hospitals is, simultaneously, used (1) to support health care provided to patients, (2) in research work performed by internal and external health professionals, and (3) as legal proof with various objectives. The co-existence of electronic and paper health information, the integration constraints of the various computer applications, and the storage of massive volumes of retrospective paper-based patient records are dominant concerns for São João Hospital Center (SJHC). These problems must be considered in the adoption of an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in order to ensure that hospitals and patients fully benefit from the technological investments. The contribution of this chapter is the design and conduction of a (re)use study, which consisted of an analysis of the paper-based records management activities and of the patients' records content. A survey on the (re) use of the paper-based patient records has been conducted in order to characterize the (re)use in terms of objective and type of hospital encounter, and documents accessed were identified and organized in an access frequency table. The results support the paper-based patient records strategy to implement in SJHC integrated in the Hospital EPR adoption project. © 2013, IGI Global.
Subject: Gestão de Informação, Ciências da computação e da informação
Information management, Computer and information sciences
Source: Handbook of Research in ICTs for Healthcare and Social Service: Development and Applications
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: restrictedAccess
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