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Int J Med Inform. 2003 Mar;69(2-3):285-93.

Health care quality management by means of an incident report system and an electronic patient record system.

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Department of Medical Information Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2-2, Yamada-oka, Suita 565-0871, Japan. takeda@hp-info.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Quality management in health care services has not been as successful as in other industries.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the potential contribution of an on-line incident reporting system (OIRS) and of an electronic patient record (EPR) system to quality management in hospitals.

METHODS:

The two approaches are being implemented in Osaka University Hospital.

RESULTS:

Analysis of the early use of the on-line reporting system indicates that this qualitative approach has been effective to avoid adverse medical events. The quantitative methodology with the EPR is still in the phase of developing.

CONCLUSION:

Direct data entry by medical staff and an EPR based on dynamic templates and a dynamic problem oriented approach could be useful for building clinical data repositories that can support clinical quality management.

PMID:
12810131
DOI:
10.1016/s1386-5056(03)00010-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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