Bridging Organizational Divides in Health Care: An Ecological View of Health Information Exchange
by Kim M Unertl, Kevin B Johnson, Cynthia S Gadd, Nancy M Lorenzi
(Published on 29 Oct 2013)
Background: The fragmented nature of health care delivery in the United States leads to fragmented health information and impedes patient care continuity and safety. Technologies to support interorganizational health information exchange (HIE) are becoming more available. Understanding how HIE technology changes health care delivery and affects people and organizations is crucial to long-term successful implementation. Objective: Our study investigated the impacts of HIE technology on organizations, health care providers, and patients through a new, context-aware perspective, the Regional Health Information Ecology. Methods: We conducted more than 180 hours of direct observation, informal interviews during observation, and 9 formal semi-structured interviews. Data collection focused on...
A Web-Based Data-Querying Tool Based on Ontology-Driven Methodology and Flowchart-Based Model
by Xiao-Ou Ping, Yufang Chung, Yi-Ju Tseng, Ja-Der Liang, Pei-Ming Yang, Guan-Tarn Huang, Feipei Lai
(Published on 08 Oct 2013)
Background: Because of the increased adoption rate of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, more health care records have been increasingly accumulating in clinical data repositories. Therefore, querying the data stored in these repositories is crucial for retrieving the knowledge from such large volumes of clinical data. Objective: The aim of this study is to develop a Web-based approach for enriching the capabilities of the data-querying system along the three following considerations: (1) the interface design used for query formulation, (2) the representation of query results, and (3) the models used for formulating query criteria. Methods: The Guideline Interchange Format version 3.5 (GLIF3.5), an ontology-driven clinical guideline representation language, was used for...
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