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Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, which has a cumulative lifetime incidence of 3%. Two to threefold increased morbidity and mortality rates are reported, especially if generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) occur. A wireless small and user-friendly detection system would be helpful in early identification of seizures. This could(More)
Archetypes model individual EHR contents and build the basis of the dual-model approach used in the ISO/EN 13606 EHR architecture. We present an approach to create archetypes using an iterative development process. It includes automated generation of electronic case report forms from archetypes. We evaluated our approach by developing 128 archetypes which(More)
Cross-institutional longitudinal Electronic Health Records (EHR), as introduced in Austria at the moment, increase the challenge of information overload of healthcare professionals. We developed an innovative cross-institutional EHR query prototype that offers extended query options, including searching for specific information items or sets of information(More)
BACKGROUND Although established communication standards do exist in the health care domain (i.e., DICOM and HL7) the communication within heterogeneous information systems still shows a variety of errors. The complexity of these systems aggravates the identification of error reasons. A structured summary of communication errors and their reasons is(More)
PURPOSE While contributing to an improved continuity of care, Shared Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems may also lead to information overload of healthcare providers. Document-oriented architectures, such as the commonly employed IHE XDS profile, which only support information retrieval at the level of documents, are particularly susceptible for this(More)
The EHR system ZK-ARCHE automatically generates forms from ISO/EN 13606 archetypes. For this purpose the archetypes are augmented with components of the reference model to achieve so-called "comprehensive archetypes". Data collected via the forms are stored in a list which associates each value with the path of the corresponding comprehensive archetype node(More)
Physicians should have access to the information they need to provide the most effective health care. Medical knowledge and patient-oriented information is dynamic and expanding rapidly so there is a rising risk of information overload. We investigated the information needs of physicians during treatment of Diabetes mellitus patients, using a combination of(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical processes are meant to restore the patient's health but often show weaknesses regarding their efficiency (e.g. ineffective task distribution for clinicians, long waiting times for patients). In order to improve these processes an assessment of their quality is needed. This assessment is based on adequate process models and proper(More)
Modern, integrated information and communication systems (ICT) help improve the communication along processes in hospitals. The goal of this paper is to present a reusable and holistic concept which allows the detailed and systematic description of arbitrary communication processes, as well as the detection of communication errors. This is realized by(More)
OBJECTIVES Hospital information systems (HIS) are the hospital's nervous system. The HIS are mostly grown over several years, dedicated to specific needs and comprise individual workarounds. Changes to such complex systems may cause a variety of differ-ent negative side-effects. In order to understand the nature of incorrect communication in integrated HIS,(More)