Ob/Gyn EMR Software: A Solution for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Ob/Gyn EMR Software: A Solution for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Konstantinos Bougoulias (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Ioannis Kouris (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Marios Prasinos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Kostas Giokas (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) and Dimitris Koutsouris (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6915-2.ch039
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In this chapter, the collection and the analysis for the development of an Ob/Gyn EMR software for small Obstetrics and Gynecology organizations is analyzed. 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. The user interface of the developed software provides access to obstetrics, gynecological, surgical, sterilization and PAP test data, along with video and image file storage capabilities. An integrated appointment scheduling module, as well as an expected labor day prediction module, are also part of the application. The developed software is self-contained so that it can be installed on the clinician's computer or accessed within the clinic.
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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 (Hovenga, 2010).

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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