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Quality indicators from laboratory and radiology information systems.

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Department of Biomedical Informatics, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen Cedex, France.
INSERM, U1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06 UMR_S 1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; Univ. Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, LIMICS (UMR_S 1142), Villetaneuse, France.
CIC-IT 1403, Lille University Hospital, France.


Consequences of the computerization of laboratory and radiology information system (LIS and RIS) are not well documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of computerization of LIS and RIS of four hospitals on performance and quality of care. The study was divided into three phases. First, the subprocesses and information flows of LIS and RIS were described. Then, a literature review was performed in order to identify the indicators used to assess the impact of computerization. Finally, comparisons were made between 2 hospitals. Using the initial framework, each partner described its process mapping concerning LIS and RIS. The review identified a wide panel of indicators. Only 41 were useful to assess the impact of information systems. For each two by two comparison, lists of relevant indicators have been selected from the identified indicators and according to the process mapping comparison. Two by two comparisons have to be completed. Eventually, these indicators may be integrated in the quality process of hospital information systems.

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