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Supporting work practices, improving patient flow and monitoring performance using a clinical information management system

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Providing information technology solutions to clinicians to support their work practices benefits clinicians, administrators and patients. We present our 8-year experience with an inexpensive information management system which provides clinical and business process support for clinicians and bed managers. The system has been used by an area rehabilitation and aged care service to manage inpatient consultations and patient flow across nine hospitals. Performance monitoring of the time from referral to consultation, the number, type and outcome of consultations, and the time taken to access a rehabilitation or subacute bed is also provided. Read-only access to the system for clinicians and bed managers outside the rehabilitation and aged care service allows greater transparency.

UOW Authors


  •   Poulos, Christopher J. (external author)
  •   Gazibarich, Boris (external author)
  •   Eagar, Kathleen

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Poulos, C. J., Gazibarich, B. & Eagar, K. M. (2007). Supporting work practices, improving patient flow and monitoring performance using a clinical information management system. Australian Health Review, 31 (Supplement 1), S79-S85.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34250182784

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/139

Start Page


  • S79

End Page


  • S85

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • Supplement 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://203.147.135.205/publications/articles/issues/ahr_31_1_0407/ahr_31_1_s079.asp

Abstract


  • Providing information technology solutions to clinicians to support their work practices benefits clinicians, administrators and patients. We present our 8-year experience with an inexpensive information management system which provides clinical and business process support for clinicians and bed managers. The system has been used by an area rehabilitation and aged care service to manage inpatient consultations and patient flow across nine hospitals. Performance monitoring of the time from referral to consultation, the number, type and outcome of consultations, and the time taken to access a rehabilitation or subacute bed is also provided. Read-only access to the system for clinicians and bed managers outside the rehabilitation and aged care service allows greater transparency.

UOW Authors


  •   Poulos, Christopher J. (external author)
  •   Gazibarich, Boris (external author)
  •   Eagar, Kathleen

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Poulos, C. J., Gazibarich, B. & Eagar, K. M. (2007). Supporting work practices, improving patient flow and monitoring performance using a clinical information management system. Australian Health Review, 31 (Supplement 1), S79-S85.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34250182784

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/139

Start Page


  • S79

End Page


  • S85

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • Supplement 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://203.147.135.205/publications/articles/issues/ahr_31_1_0407/ahr_31_1_s079.asp