PEN&PAD (Geriatrics): a Collaborative Patient Record System for the shared care of the elderly.

Abstract

The PEN&PAD (Geriatrics) project seeks to develop a Collaborative Patient Record System for the hospital based shared care of the elderly. The goal of the project is to produce a single, integrated information system which is both useful and usable by the different practitioner groups involved in geriatric care. A User Centred Design methodology is proposed which makes users and human issues central to the design and development process. Preliminary results indicate that the specification of a Minimum Basic Data Set as the basis of a shared record system is infeasible and undesirable. An architecture is presented which illustrates how the diversity between the different disciplines may be preserved in a Collaborative Patient Record System.

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@article{Heathfield1992PENPADA, title={PEN&PAD (Geriatrics): a Collaborative Patient Record System for the shared care of the elderly.}, author={Heather A. Heathfield and Joe Kirby and Anthony Nowlan and Alan L. Rector}, journal={Proceedings. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care}, year={1992}, pages={147-50} }