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Collaborative development of clinical templates as a national resource

Hoy, D, Hardiker, NR, McNicoll, I, Westwell, P and Bryans, A 2009, 'Collaborative development of clinical templates as a national resource' , International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78 (1) , S95-S100.

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    Abstract

    There is growing interest in the development of standards which structure information round discrete clinical concepts, in a way that supports system development and interoperability. Most notable are the openEHR Archetypes and Templates, and HL7 Templates. A project is described which explored the potential for these to engage and support clinical practitioners in developing clinical information standards in an open and accessible way. The project defined a clinical template as a clinical information model, which could be used to define the content of a form in a health record system, for example a continence assessment. The project followed three phases: professional development, including networking for content development; library implementation, including modelling and processes for managing content and relating to information standards; and implementation in working systems in a manner that is professionally acceptable. The project findings are encouraging although there remain some important issues to be explored in further work. The topic has now emerged as an important area of standards development, and a useful focus for international cooperation.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Medical Informatics
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1386-5056
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 15:33
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:48
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13921

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