Ob/Gyn EMR Software, a Solution for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Ob/Gyn EMR Software, a Solution for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Konstantinos Bougoulias (Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Division of Information Transmission Systems and Material Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), Kostas Giokas (Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Division of Information Transmission Systems and Material Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece) and Dimitris Koutsouris (Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Division of Information Transmission Systems and Material Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/ijrqeh.2012100105
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Abstract

The increase of computer usage and the cooperation between medicine and informatics has lead to the development of important research and educational activity as well as high quality infrastructure in the field of biomedicine. Concentrating on Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) systems, Electronic Health Record (EHR), and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software is being developed in order to provide efficiency in health care and improve patient-doctor relationship. The Ob/Gyn EMR software developed focuses on the needs of small obstetrics and gynecology organizations. The necessary gynecological information was gathered via research concerning the needs of the practice and was organized and categorized according to its importance to the clinicians. Seven different data tabs are provided, including obstetrics, gynecological, surgical, sterilization, and PAP test data, while also offering video and image file storage possibilities and schematic visualization of clinical findings. It is of great importance throughout the whole software that the user can store and manage all the quality information concerning patients and that the software is highly functional. A simple and effective software was created that can offer a reliable solution to the data processing needs of the organizations in concern. The software is autonomous, can be installed directly on the clinician’s PC, and can be accessed at various locations within their clinic.
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Background

Worldwide use of Information Technology in Health Care began in the early 1950’s with the rapid increase of computers usage. In 1949 Gustav Wager established the first professional organization of informatics in Germany. During the 1960’s various specialized university departments were established in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland developing Informatics educational programs, while Health Informatics research facilities began during the next decade in Poland and the US. Since then the development of high quality research, education and facilities of Health Informatics was the prime goal in the USA and the European Union (Grossman et al., 2009).

In its beginning Health Informatics was not referred to using one specific term and was usually known as medical computing, medical computer science, computer medicine, medical electronic data processing, medical automatic data processing, medical information processing, medical information science, medical software engineering and medical computer technology.

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