Which Parts of a Clinical Process EPR Needs Special Configuration

Anders Barlach, Jesper Simonsen

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    Subject: Which parts of an electronic patient record (EPR) can initially form a stable standard solution to be used by all clinicians? And which parts of an EPR can we predict needs initial as well as on-going re-configuration to meet the needs from diverse medical specialties.

    Purpose: To analyze which screen types in a clinical process that can be standard configured and which are subject to initial as well as on-going re-configuration.

    Methods and results: A pilot-project implementing a fully functional clinical process EPR was configured and used at a neurological ward, replacing all paper records 24/7. The analysis characterizes the different types of screens, a total of 243 included in the EPR solution. All screens have been extracted from the application and analyzed for changes – in total 222 changes.

    Discussion and conclusion: Most screens (87%) are very stable. Few (13%) are subjected to several re-configurations and they stabilize after an average of six iterations: Some may further stabilize over time since they address new but also general ways of working. Other screens relates to the specific medical specialty and cannot be part of a standard solution.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007, Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics : Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
    EditorsK. Kuhn, J. Warren, T.Y. Leong
    Number of pages5
    PublisherIOS Press
    Publication date2007
    ISBN (Print)978-1-58603-774-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics (MEDINFO 2007) - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 20 Aug 200724 Aug 2007
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics (MEDINFO 2007)

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