Researching hospital patient data to enhance operational management

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Heslop, Liza ORCID: 0000-0003-2761-5147, Gardner, Brendon, Athan, Dean, 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


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.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Historical > FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Historical > SEO Classification > 9202 Health and Support Services
Keywords ResPubID16685, health services research, casemix analysis, hospital data systems, health information management, patient management
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