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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 purpose was to find out people's experiences of a Regional Health Information System (RHIS) after five years' usage. Thematic interviews were held with the professionals, and administrative staff who used RHIS the most N=43, and with patients N=10, in spring 2010. The data was analyzed by inductive content analysis. After being in use for five years in(More)
Purpose/Theory: The goal of the Regional Discharge Model (RDM) project was to develop discharge models, avoid unnecessary hospitalization , and improves the transfer of the patient to the right follow-on treatment or care, utilizing the public and private sector, research and training as well as developing technologies like the Regional Health 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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