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The standardization of medical data is a prerequisite for the implementation of large-scale electronic healthcare systems, such as DEMIS. medicalvalues enables such use cases and unlocks the full potential of existing data.
Klaus-Peter Weber is a qualified nurse and specialist in surgery with a focus on trauma surgery. He is also head of the Interdisciplinary Geriatric Traumatology/Geriatrics at the DRK Hospital Altenkirchen-Hachenburg.
The idea of personalized medicine, i.e. diagnostics and therapy tailored to the individual patient, is intended to make healthcare more efficient and targeted. At the same time, many laboratory reference values are handled uniformly across genders, ethnicities and age groups. Is a mind shift needed here?
The benefit of standards such as SNOMED and LOINC in everyday clinical practice and for digitization
The digital transformation takes place in all areas of life and makes data an economically important resource. In the healthcare sector, it can optimize medical and business management as improve research. At the same time, there are special challenges on the path to digitization in the healthcare system with data scattered across institutions and inconsistent standards. How this can still be achieved and how uniform data formatting becomes the rule will be made clear in the following article.
The communication between senders and receivers of medical tests and laboratory results lack due to time pressure and complicated communication ways. medicalvalues builds a solution to overcome those barriers.