THE IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS - A Review

Rui Fonseca, Pedro Pereira Rodrigues

Abstract

Due to the severity of patients treated in the intensive care units, these units are commonly equipped with a variety of equipment that is handled by a multidisciplinary team. In order to identify problems, present and future, clinicians perform periodic assessments that produce huge amount of data, which availability is of vital importance. This study was performed in order to assess the impact of clinical data centralized in a clinical information system for inpatients in an intensive care unit, when compared with data disseminated in different systems. A literature search was conducted on PubMed in order to identify relevant articles published between 2000 and 2010. From a total of 48 articles, 7 articles were selected for assessment. 2 articles studied the impact of system integration, 4 articles studied the impact of computerized medical records and 1 article studied both the impact of computerized medical records and system integration. A centralized clinical information system was proved to have a positive impact for inpatients in an intensive care unit. These systems allow time savings on vital signs transcription, reduced medication errors, a quicker access to clinical data and a reduction in prescription errors.

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Fonseca R. and Rodrigues P. (2011). THE IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS - A Review . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 142-147. DOI: 10.5220/0003128801420147


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@conference{healthinf11,
author={Rui Fonseca and Pedro Pereira Rodrigues},
title={THE IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS - A Review},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={142-147},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003128801420147},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - THE IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS - A Review
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Fonseca R.
AU - Rodrigues P.
PY - 2011
SP - 142
EP - 147
DO - 10.5220/0003128801420147