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[CompuRecord--A perioperative information management-system for anesthesia].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Klinik für Anästhesiologie, operative Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Klinik am Eichert, Göppingen. Joerg.Martin@bigfoot.de

Abstract

Since 1977 procedures for automatic documentation of anesthesias have repeatedly been described. Because of a limited arrangement of the desk top and because of its focussing on intraoperative documentation only a widespread introduction could not be established so far. Todays systems are offered with graphically orientated desktops which can be operated by intuition. The CompuRecord(R)-System (Philips Healthcare) is a perioperative management system for anaesthesia. It is constructed with modular components, recording the complete anaesthesiological care of a patient from preanaesthesiological assessment to the recovery room. Additional modules allow an economical check, provide for quality management and exportation of a core data base. Except for the original software all other components of the system including the net work components are IT standard products allowing reduced costs for supplementation, expansion and support. The advantage of an automatical documentation system of anaesthesia is frequent and detailed recording of anaesthesiological data as well as the possibility of a meticulous calculation of cost for each patient. The anaesthesiologist's time used for documentation is reduced remarkably with a limited and reasonable amount of data to be recorded. This leaves more time of attention for the patient himself. Time necessary for training is kept low with the touch screens of the CompuRecord(R) - System, which can be operated intuitively. Primary to purchase an exact analysis of process and of subsequent costs should be done. Standardized documentation allows to establish Standard Operating Procedures in a department of Anaesthesia. Using the given systems an implementation is possible already today despite restricted resources of man power.

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