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Final EHR Arche project report available

The EHR Arche project was successfully finished in Spring 2012. A final report describing all reports is now available at

Presentation at GMDS2010 conference

Results of the information needs analysis were presented at the GMDS2010 conference in September 2010 in Mannheim, Germany. Feedback was good, and discussion points will be integrated in a journal publication that is just being prepared.

Analysis of information needs of physicians finished

A detailed information needs analysis has been conducted and is just being published. With a combination of extensive interviews, local observations, analysis of clinical guidelines, and analysis of clinical documentation systems, a taxonomy of over 400 information items has been identified. These information items describe which information physicians need when treating patients with Diabetes mellitus. In addition, relevant clinical situations were identified, and the information needs for each situation were described. This information has been used to develop CEN13606-archetypes. [continue reading →]

Project team met in Vienna

On February 22nd, 2010, the project team met at the Medical University of Vienna. Topics of this full-day workshop comprised detailed preparation of the information needs analysis of physicians, and discussing the overall EHRArche architecture.
The attached picture shows the participants (from left to right): First line: Elske Ammenwerth, Thomas Schabetsberger, Georg Duftschmid Second line: Christoph Rinner, Michael Kohler, Samrend Saboor, Gudrun Hübner-Bloder