Pedro Manuel Vieira Marques

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BACKGROUND The integration of Information Systems (IS) is essential to support shared care and to provide consistent care to individuals--patient-centred care. This paper identifies, appraises and summarises studies examining different approaches to integrate patient data from heterogeneous IS. METHODS The literature was systematically reviewed between(More)
Data retrieval and its integration is one of the major problems that face large and complex health organizations. This is especially relevant when patient information is produced in heterogeneous environments. Implementing a Virtual Electronic Patient Record (VEPR) system may provide an adequate and cost-effective solution for most clinical information(More)
Healthcare is information driven and knowledge driven. Good healthcare depends on making decisions at the right time and place, using the right patient data and applicable knowledge. Communication is of utmost relevance in today's healthcare settings, in that delivery of care, research, and management all depend on sharing information. The proposed system(More)
With the purpose of improving the access to departmental legacy information systems, a multi agent based Virtual Electronic Patient Record (VEPR) was deployed at a major Portuguese Hospital. The agent module (MAID) is in charge of identifying new data produced (reports), collecting and making it available through an integrated web interface. The deployed(More)
The transplant of cadaveric organs must be performed in a short period of time in order to achieve satisfactory results. In Hospital S. João (HSJ), a large Portuguese hospital, during 2008 and 2009, 65 and 61 respectively potential donors were identified, but 12 and 19 of them were not validated as such in time. The number of validated donors could increase(More)
Patients visit multiple health institutions and leave a trail of information scattered around hospitals, healthcare centres and laboratories. Information availability is of major importance in healthcare delivery. Most of the Electronic Patient Record systems are unarticulated and usually address only the specificities of a single medical specialty. Virtual(More)
Groove pancreatitis is a rare form of segmental chronic pancreatitis. It involves the anatomic space between the head of the pancreas, the duodenum and the common bile duct. It was first described in the early 1970s, but it remains largely unfamiliar to most physicians. Radiological diagnosis can be challenging, as it is often difficult to differentiate it(More)
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