A Computerised Asthma Management System

P Schloeffel, R Ruffin, R Adams, B Smith, L Dalidowicz, B Norman, S Dippy

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide has recently implemented a computerised system for both acute and chronic management of asthma patients. Doctors are using portable pen-based computers in the ward (and soon also in the Emergency Department) to record all necessary patient clinical information. A number of decision support functions are provided such as automated reminders and patient recalls, an asthma severity index which can be linked to management guidelines, and clinical alerts based on patient history and examination, investigation results, or drug interactions. The system also has extensive information retrieval and reporting capabilities such as a patient clinical summary, discharge and outpatient summary letters, and patient information packs including a personalised asthma management action plan.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPAMI - HIC 1997
Subtitle of host publicationManaging Information for Better Health Outcomes in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region
EditorsT Hannan, S McGhee, I Symonds
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherHealth Informatics Society of Australia
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)064630576X, 9780646305769
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event5th National Health Informatics Conference: Managing Information for Better Health Outcomes in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 199713 Aug 1997


Conference5th National Health Informatics Conference
Abbreviated titleAPAMI - HIC 1997


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