Title: A standardised pre-hospital electronic patient care system

Authors: Mark Gaynor, Dan Myung, Amar Gupta, Steve Moulton

Addresses: School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA. ' 10Blade, Inc., Boston, USA. ' University of Arizona, Arizona, USA. ' School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Colorado, USA

Abstract: This paper describes the design, development and testing of a pre-hospital documentation and patient monitoring application called iRevive. The application utilises a sensor gateway and data mediator to enable semantic interoperability with a wide variety of medical devices and applications. Initial test results indicate that complete and consistent pre-hospital Electronic Medical Records (EMR) can be semantically exchanged with two heterogeneous, in-hospital IT applications.

Keywords: EMR; electronic medical records; interoperability; clinical documentation; emergency medical response; trauma; standards; data mediation; pre-hospital documentation; pre-hospital patient monitoring; semantics; e-healthcare; electronic healthcare; electronic records; patient records.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2009.029221

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2009 Vol.5 No.2, pp.102 - 136

Available online: 10 Nov 2009

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