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Practice-oriented implementation of medical guidelines

Praxis-orientierte Implementierung medizinischer Leitlinien
: Reuter, C.; Vollmer, G.; Koch, O.

Khosrow-Pour, M. ; Information Resources Management Association -IRMA-:
Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology : Proceedings of the 2007 Information Resources Management Association International Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 19-23, 2007
Hershey: IGI Publishing, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-59904-930-4
ISBN: 978-1-59904-929-8
Information Resources Management Association (International Conference) <2007, Vancouver>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ISST ()
medical guideline; process orientation

A survey conducted to determine the information needs of physicians revealed that medical guidelines are regarded as a vital instrument of quality management. Since many physicians lack adequate guideline knowledge, we advocate a process-oriented approach towards the implementation of medical guidelines. We argue that a successful implementation requires the embedding of guideline content into medical and clinical information systems. Thereby, physicians would more likely consider guideline information since they were readily available as part of their familiar information systems. Furthermore, relevant data stored in information systems can be used to tailor the presentation of guideline content to the physicians actual needs. Additionally, the proposed integration of guidelines within information systems facilitates a guideline-compliant medical documentation. This paper investigates and discusses various integration methods to recommend a holistic approach for the deployment of medical guidelines in clinical information systems.