CC BY 4.0 · ACI Open 2020; 04(01): e44-e47
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709651
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Structuring Clinical Data for Improving Departmental Functionality

Elliot M. Levine
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Funding None.
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Publication History

13 November 2019

19 February 2020

Publication Date:
18 May 2020 (online)


A practical clinical information system used in a hospital's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is described, demonstrating its utility to automatically provide required regulatory reports and potential clinical performance improvement, in an easy-to-use way. Its use demonstrates how physician's workflow can be left unimpeded, while centralizing scribe activity to translate textually based documentation to structured data, to improve functionality within its departmental activity. The ability to easily view clinical trends from the collected data continues to demonstrate the value of structured data.


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