Reducing fragmentation in sharing of information in e-medical recording systems: case of open Mrs and care2x

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dc.contributor.author Rweikiza, Geofrey
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-29T12:12:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-29T12:12:43Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/257
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master’s in Information and Communication Science and Engineering of The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract Integration of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) with clinical research systems has the potential to greatly enhance the efficiency, speed, and safety of medical research. New hypotheses could be generated through mining of EMR data, observational studies may be conducted more rapidly, and clinical trial recruitment and conduct could be greatly facilitated. Such enhancements will be accomplished through secondary use of EMR data for research and the development of automated decision support systems that rely on EMR data. In this study we defined the various types of EMR and clinical research data systems in use and described the goals and rationale for integrating these two types of systems to enhance research as well as quality of care. The various approaches and benefits to integrating EMR and clinical research systems are discussed and data integration was prototyped on Open MRS and Care2X health information systems. Medical Records Exchange System (MRES) prototype was developed for exchange of information on Open MRS and Care2x hospital information systems. While major benefits are conferred by such system integration, many challenges exist as well, such as the need for stringent data quality assurance, appropriate granularity, metadata and person index management, and extremely careful handling of data access and security issues. Furthermore, the movement toward the EMR within Tanzania has been slow to date, hampering these data integration efforts. However, recent legislation to incentivize the adoption of EMRs will make the feasibility and utility of EMR data integration to support clinical research more promising in the near future. en_US
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dc.publisher NM-AIST en_US
dc.subject Research Subject Categories en_US
dc.title Reducing fragmentation in sharing of information in e-medical recording systems: case of open Mrs and care2x en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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