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Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:5895-8. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347335.

Understanding requirements of novel healthcare information systems for management of advanced prostate cancer.

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Australian e-Health Research Centre, ICT Centre, CSIRO, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Effective management of chronic diseases is a global health priority. A healthcare information system offers opportunities to address challenges of chronic disease management. However, the requirements of health information systems are often not well understood. The accuracy of requirements has a direct impact on the successful design and implementation of a health information system. Our research describes methods used to understand the requirements of health information systems for advanced prostate cancer management. The research conducted a survey to identify heterogeneous sources of clinical records. Our research showed that the General Practitioner was the common source of patient's clinical records (41%) followed by the Urologist (14%) and other clinicians (14%). Our research describes a method to identify diverse data sources and proposes a novel patient journey browser prototype that integrates disparate data sources.

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