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Researching hospital patient data to enhance operational management

Heslop, Liza and Gardner, Brendon and Athan, Dean and Diers, Donna and Taylor, Catherine (2003) Researching hospital patient data to enhance operational management. Health Information Management Journal, 32 (1). pp. 13-16. ISSN 1833-3583

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Abstract

For the purposes of funding and policy development, the Victorian Department of Human Services expects Victorian health care institutions to capture patient data at all levels. These data can be extracted from hospital information systems and potentially offer a business role within a health service organisation. However, there are many issues to be addressed at the organisational level in order that operational directors can be enabled to use hospital data to solve health service operational problems. In this paper, we discuss some of those considerations and give practical examples of how patient data can be used for research and management purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16685, health services research, casemix analysis, hospital data systems, health information management, patient management
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
SEO Classification > 9202 Health and Support Services
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 06:35
Last Modified: 09 May 2011 06:35
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2439
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