Using OpenEHR in SICTI an electronic health record system for critical medicine

  • Filgueira R
  • Odriazola A
  • Simini F
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Abstract

SICTI is a software tool for registering health records in critical medicine environments. Version 1.0 has been in use since 2003. The Biomedical Engineering Group (Ncleo de Ingeniera Biomdica), with support from the Technological Development Programme (Programa de Desarrollo Tecnolgico), decided to develop a new version, to provide an aid for more critical medicine processes, based on a framework which would make the application domain change oriented. The team analyzed three alternatives: to develop an original product based on new research, to base the development on OpenEHR framework, or to use HL7 RIM as the reference model for SICTI. The team opted for OpenEHR. This work describes the use of OpenEHR, its strong and weak points, and states future work perspectives. 2007 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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