Recent technological innovations - influenced primarily by the development of more sophisticated, faster and cheaper computer systems - have permitted the evolution of more affordable systems for Patient Data Management (PDMs). The experience of the authors, on one of the first PDMs installation sites in Europe, shows that the purchase of such a system is not an easy task. Therefore, the first part of the book is devoted to a comparison of already installed, commercially distributed PDMs with regard to their specifications, functions and performance. Different systems (which are all in clinical use) were checked for the availability and ease of use of their functions. In the second part of the text, different vendors whose systems were included in the study describe the systems from their viewpoints. The text concludes by showing how to use PDMs data for scientific and therapeutic purposes.
I. Patient Data Management Systems in Europe.- Patient Data Management Systems in Europe - A Comparative Study.- II. System Descriptions.- EMTEK System 2000 - The Clinical Information Management System from Siemens.- Clinisoft - An Advanced Information System for the ICU.- Care Planning and Documentation with the Patient Data Management System (PDMS) CareVue 9000.- Experiences with a PC-Based Indifferent Communicating PDM-System.- Integration of Patient Monitors into a Data Management System for the Intensive Care Unit.- III. User Experiences.- Problems and Experiences During the Installation of a PDMS.- One Year Experience with a Unix-Based Clinical Information System (CIS) on an SICU.- User Experiences with Patient-Data-Management-Systems (PDMS) at Four International Sites.- Information System for ICU. The Finnish Hospitals' Consortium.- Commercial Aspects in the Acquisition of Patient Data Management Systems.- IV. Clinical Applications.- Clinical Application of Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS): Computer-Assisted Weaning from Artificial Ventilation (KBWEAN).- Knowledge-Based Monitoring and Therapy Planning in Intensive Care Units (ICUs).
Series: Intensivmedizinisches Seminar
Number Of Pages: 150
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.23