The Patient Data Analysis Information System: Addressing Data and Information Quality Issues pp95-108
This paper reports on the development and initial end‑user evaluation (after ten months in‑use) of a Patient Data Analysis Information System (PDA‑IS) for Geriatric Medicine. The development and evaluation is the first phase of a larger ongoing research project. The PDA‑IS contains a set of high integrity patient data records (a local practice‑based repository of clinical patient data) available for the Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine. The evaluation of the system identifies the wide range of benefits that were realised by the Consultant Physician and indeed could be expected in the future from the deployment and extension of such a flexible solution for all Consultant Physicians in hospital practice that need to collect patient data.
Keywords: geriatric medicine, patient-centric data, data integrity, relational data model, n-tier architecture, evaluation