Structuring Clinical Data for Improving Departmental FunctionalityFunding None.
13 November 2019
19 February 2020
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.
All ethical standards have been followed in the creation of this manuscript.
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