UNDERSTANDING NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS IN APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING CLINICALLY RELEVANT SIMILARITIES BETWEEN PATIENTS WITH LIVER RELATED DISEASES

Christina Engström, Kristina Groth

Abstract

We present a field study at a surgical clinic of what data that is relevant in order to identify clinically relevant similarities. We have observed discussion meetings in which different medical specialities decide how to treat patients with severe diseases in the liver. Our study also includes interviews with medical personnel, and examination of two data sources, the electronic patient records and the local quality liver registry used within the clinic. Our findings include a model of data that can be useful when searching for clinically relevant similarities between patient cases, as well as requirements on the functionality of an application that can identify clinically relevant similarities.

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Engström C. and Groth K. (2009). UNDERSTANDING NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS IN APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING CLINICALLY RELEVANT SIMILARITIES BETWEEN PATIENTS WITH LIVER RELATED DISEASES . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 187-192. DOI: 10.5220/0001536901870192


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@conference{healthinf09,
author={Christina Engström and Kristina Groth},
title={UNDERSTANDING NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS IN APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING CLINICALLY RELEVANT SIMILARITIES BETWEEN PATIENTS WITH LIVER RELATED DISEASES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={187-192},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001536901870192},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - UNDERSTANDING NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS IN APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTIFYING CLINICALLY RELEVANT SIMILARITIES BETWEEN PATIENTS WITH LIVER RELATED DISEASES
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Engström C.
AU - Groth K.
PY - 2009
SP - 187
EP - 192
DO - 10.5220/0001536901870192