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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2003;9(2):153-162.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2003.9.2.153    Published online June 30, 2003.
Development of an Integrated Information System for the Management of Behcet's Disease
Youn Kyoung Cho, Young Moon Chae, Dong Sik Bang, Suck Il Kim
1Department of Ambulatory Care Nursing, University of Yonsei Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
2Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

As internet technology rapidly improves, clinical services are increasingly computerized in most hosptials. In order to effectively support patient care and clinical researches, information technologies are widely utilized to integrate clinical databases and disseminate information. However, most hospital information systems in Korea are still independently implemented and not fully integrated due to lack of standardization and security measure. In order to meet increasing demand for better patient care and upgrading clinical research, there is a need for a development and sharing of integrated clinical information system with a common database including clinical data collected from various hospitals. The purpose of this study was to develop a web-based clinical information system for management of Behcet's disease by constructing an integrated database with treatment data, test results, and patient demographic data in collaboration with several hospitals. Specifically, current treatment procedure for Behcet's disease was analyzed first and enhanced treatment procedure as well as a web-based clinical information system for management of Behcet's disease was proposed using a structured systems analysis and literature review on the shared clinical information systems. Expected benefits of the system include an improvement of consistency in patient management and reduction of duplicate prescriptions and test orders. In addition, this system can help improve communication among clinics and tertiary hospitals by sharing common clinical database. In a long run, the share system can also help reducing hospital expenditures by reducing duplicate investment on high cost equipments by sharing them among hospitals.

Key Words: Integrated Information System, Web-based Clinical Information Decision Support System


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