Paula Asikainen

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The resulting regional healthcare information systems were expected to have effects and impacts on health care procedures, work practices and treatment outcomes. The aim is to find out how health information systems have been investigated, what has been investigated and what are the outcomes. A systematic review was carried out of the research on the(More)
The goal of this paper is to describe some benefits and possible cost consequences of computer based access to specialised health care information. A before-after activity analysis regarding 20 diabetic patients' clinical appointments was performed in a Health Centre in Satakunta region in Finland. Cost data, an interview, time-and-motion studies, and flow(More)
The objective of this study is to formulate a clearer picture of how a regional healthcare information system affects the completeness of patient health care and health care delivery. The purpose is to study how the implementation of regional health information systems has influenced outcomes in health care delivery in one hospital area in Finland. The(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe nursing staff's experiences with the Electronic Nursing Discharge Summary (ENDS) [Hoitotyön yhteenveto, HOIY]. This study is a part of the Salpa project of the Satakunta Hospital District (SHD). The goal of the project was to implement the Regional Information System (Fiale System) for social and health care in(More)
Papery or electrical data processing tools are used for documenting, transmitting, evaluating, recording and archiving patient data. An implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) is a complex and multi-dimensional entity. There is a need to ensure that the impact of EHR is fully evaluated. For systematic evaluation of the Hospital Information(More)
The aim of this paper is to give an overview of some selected outcomes after the implementation of a Regional Health Information System (RHIS) in one hospital district in Finland. The implementation project of the Regional Health Information Systems (SALPA) administered by Satakunta Hospital District in 2004 - 2007 is comprised of integrated services(More)
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