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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2017 vol. 19)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 27-33
Shu-Man Chang , Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Yan-Yuen Poon , Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Chun-Yi Lin , Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Yung-Hsiu Lin , Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Ping Pete Chong , Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan
Her-Kun Chang , Chang Gung University, Taiwan
ABSTRACT
In hospitals, the anesthesia preoperative evaluation clinic helps physicians and patients estimate the risks of scheduled surgical procedures and prepare better plans. Information systems can support these assessments, but most such systems in hospitals focus primarily on displaying and storing patient records. The authors use a three-tier architecture to develop a computerized clinical procedure system with embedded medical guidelines and risk-estimating algorithms to facilitate anesthetists' risk factor assessment. The system was tested in the anesthesia department of a major hospital in Taiwan and was found to be generally accepted by anesthetists.
INDEX TERMS
Medical diagnostic imaging, Hospitals, User interfaces, Anesthesia, Surgery, Information retrieval, Design automation
CITATION

S. Chang, Y. Poon, C. Lin, Y. Lin, P. P. Chong and H. Chang, "IT-Enabled Support for Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinics," in IT Professional, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 27-33, 2017.
doi:10.1109/MITP.2016.118
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