Informatics, TU Vienna

Understanding the balance between the use of free text and coded data

This presentation will describe ethnographic research that seeks to understand how data is entered into primary care electonic patient records (EPRs).

Abstract

This presentation will describe ethnographic research that seeks to understand how data is entered into primary care electonic patient records (EPRs). Our research is part of a larger project looking at the how secondary users of primary care EPR data can make better use of both coded and free text data entries.

In our presentation, we will describe:

  • the wider context for our ethnographic study
  • the methods we used for data collection and analyses
  • some preliminary findings - here, we will identify typical recording practices and variation and seek to account for that variation in terms of software/system; clinical problem; and medical practitioner differences.

Note

This lecture is organized by the Human Computer Interaction Group at the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology.
The informal meeting offers people the possibility to exchange scientific thoughts, questions and know-how. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and to bring along his/her own lunch.