iCARDEA: a Practical Approach to Facilitate Data Integration of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients in Cardiological Treatment

Maohua Yang, Catherine E. Chronaki, Christian Lüpkes, Manuela Plößnig u.a. (2011): iCARDEA: a Practical Approach to Facilitate Data Integration of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients in Cardiological Treatment In: MIE2011, 28.-31.8.2011, Oslo

Abstract: In cardiology departments supporting implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patient follow-up, patient data reside in a number of autonomous healthcare information systems that support different standard and proprietary formats, and it is up to each organization to choose electronic health record (EHR) integration solutions, underlying technologies, and standards based on their own needs, experience, and budget. However, without efficient data integration, significant gaps in the workflow will continue to hinder immediate availability of the patient data needed by healthcare professionals and their patients, and thus optimal use of clinical information and human resources. In this paper, we present the iCARDEA healthcare integration platform from the view point of ICD patient follow-up in a cardiology department, driven by the story of fictitious Mr. Schmidt, who is using the latest remote monitoring technology, manages his own personal health record (PHR), and hopes to live a long active life, supported by the latest developments in eHealth technology.
Keywords: implantable cardioverter defibrillator, data integration, cardiological treatment

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