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Representing the patient in data
Author(s): Kenneth J. Hoffman
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Paper Abstract

In today's world, medical information on patients is usually recorded by a variety of health care providers who write their thoughts either on paper or in a word processing program. Telemedicine and other high technology initiatives add to the existing information database. However, most stored data are not easily linked. This makes it difficult to do process evaluations and nearly impossible to determine treatment effectiveness. Any aggregate data analysis must rely on the very few standardized patient data points that may include some demographic information, diagnosis and codable procedures. This paper demonstrates the utility of business process reengineering techniques using Integrated Computer Assisted Manufacturing Definition modeling to create a data model in which patient information is used to build an analyzable database. This provides the infrastructure in which to store all patient data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2618, Health Care Information Infrastructure, (9 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231663
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Kenneth J. Hoffman, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2618:
Health Care Information Infrastructure
Luis G. Kun, Editor(s)

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