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Towards open information management in health care.

Yli-Hietanen J, Niiranen S - Open Med Inform J (2008)

Bottom Line: The main benefits stem from the fact that information in electronic form can be transferred to different locations rapidly and from the possibility to automate certain information management tasks.We present a new paradigm entitled open information management targeting unlimited case spaces.We also present a conceptual example from clinical medicine demonstrating open information management principles and mechanisms.

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Affiliation: Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

ABSTRACT
The utilization of information technology as tool in health care is increasing. The main benefits stem from the fact that information in electronic form can be transferred to different locations rapidly and from the possibility to automate certain information management tasks. The current technological approach for this automation relies on structured, formally coded representation of information. We discuss the limitations of the current technological approach and present a viewpoint, grounded on previous research and the authors' own experiences, on how to progress. We present that a bottleneck in the automation of the management of constantly evolving clinical information is caused by the fact that the current technological approach requires the formal coding of information to be static in nature. This inherently hinders the expandability of the information case space to be managed. We present a new paradigm entitled open information management targeting unlimited case spaces. We also present a conceptual example from clinical medicine demonstrating open information management principles and mechanisms.

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Figure 1: Conceptual system architecture.

Mentions: To illustrate the application of open information management in the described case of anticoagulant treatment follow-up, a conceptual system is presented. Fig. (1) shows the architecture of the system.


Towards open information management in health care.

Yli-Hietanen J, Niiranen S - Open Med Inform J (2008)

Conceptual system architecture.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Conceptual system architecture.
Mentions: To illustrate the application of open information management in the described case of anticoagulant treatment follow-up, a conceptual system is presented. Fig. (1) shows the architecture of the system.

Bottom Line: The main benefits stem from the fact that information in electronic form can be transferred to different locations rapidly and from the possibility to automate certain information management tasks.We present a new paradigm entitled open information management targeting unlimited case spaces.We also present a conceptual example from clinical medicine demonstrating open information management principles and mechanisms.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

ABSTRACT
The utilization of information technology as tool in health care is increasing. The main benefits stem from the fact that information in electronic form can be transferred to different locations rapidly and from the possibility to automate certain information management tasks. The current technological approach for this automation relies on structured, formally coded representation of information. We discuss the limitations of the current technological approach and present a viewpoint, grounded on previous research and the authors' own experiences, on how to progress. We present that a bottleneck in the automation of the management of constantly evolving clinical information is caused by the fact that the current technological approach requires the formal coding of information to be static in nature. This inherently hinders the expandability of the information case space to be managed. We present a new paradigm entitled open information management targeting unlimited case spaces. We also present a conceptual example from clinical medicine demonstrating open information management principles and mechanisms.

No MeSH data available.