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Hospital Information Systems (HIS) handle a large number of different types of documents. Exchange and analysis of data from different HIS is facilitated by the use of standardized codes to identify document types. HL7's Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) uses LOINC (logical observation identifiers names and Codes) codes for clinical documents. The(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of patients picked up by emergency services can be improved by data transfer ahead of arrival. Care given to emergency patients can be assessed and improved through data analysis. Both goals require electronic data transfer from the emergency medical services (EMS) to the hospital information system. Therefore a generic semantic(More)
There are hundreds of English-language biomedical vocabularies, but only a minor part has been translated into other languages. We performed a survey of localized German content in biomedical vocabularies, based on the au-thors' past experiences, web search, and analysis of the UMLS Metathesaurus. As a result we found German versions for fourteen medical(More)
Procurement and supply belong to the crucial supporting processes in hospitals. By providing the right products at the right time in the right quantity in the right place, these processes are of major importance for patient safety and the success of the primary hospital process cure and care. Though of such an importance, the hospital's internal and(More)
Emergency rooms of hospitals provide care to a lot of patients and have great impact on their outcome, so researching the quality of care seems important. Research using registries has yielded impressive results in other areas of medicine. However centralized data-storage has its pitfalls, especially regarding data privacy. We therefore drafted an IT(More)
According to German legal specifications each national federal state is obliged to transmit infection prevention data to the relevant health authority. In case of reasonable suspicion, affection or death by infectious diseases specific information is differently communicated by laboratories and physicians. Proprietary ways of transmission inherit threats(More)
Continuity of care is a concept that is defined as the uninterrupted and coordinated care provided to a patient and that includes an informational dimension which describes the information exchange between the parties involved. In nursing, the nursing summary is the main instrument to ensure informational continuity of care. The aim of this paper is to(More)
Background: Treatment of patients picked up by emergency services can be improved by data transfer ahead of arrival. Care given to emergency patients can be assessed and improved through data analysis. Both goals require electronic data transfer from the emergency medical services (EMS) to the hospital information system. Therefore a generic semantic(More)