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High-end clinical domain information systems for effective healthcare delivery

Published Online:pp 208-219https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEH.2007.013101

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) provides doctors with a quick, reliable, secure, real-time and user-friendly source of all relevant patient data. The latest information system technologies, such as Clinical Data Warehouses (CDW), Clinical Decision-Support (CDS) systems and data-mining techniques (Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Online Transactional Processing (OLTP)), are used to maintain and utilise patient data intelligently, based on the users' requirements. Moreover, clinical trial reports for new drug approvals are now being submitted electronically for faster and easier processing. Also, information systems are used in educating patients about the latest developments in medical science through the internet and specially configured kiosks in hospitals and clinics.

Keywords

electronic health records, e-health records, EHRs, clinical data warehouses, CDW, clinical decision support systems, DSS, clinical informatics, disease management programmes, patient data, data mining techniques, online analytical processing, OLAP, online transactional processing, OLTP, clinical trials, patient education, India, electronic healthcare