When Knowledge Management and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Add Up to a Triplet Success StoryAmir Kushnir1,2,*, Robyn Rubin1,3, Elena Chulsky1,2, Daniel Zohar3 and Shay Barak1,2
- Corresponding Author:
- Kushnir Amir
Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Baruch Padeh Medical Center – Poria, Tiberias, Israel
Email: [email protected]
Received date: September 04, 2015; Accepted date: September 07, 2015; Published date: September 13, 2015
Citation: Amir Kushnir, Robyn Rubin, Elena Chulsky, Daniel Zohar, Shay Barak (2015) When Knowledge Management and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Add Up to a Triplet Success Story. Primary Health Care 5:205. doi:10.4172/2167- 1079.1000205
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Abstract Introduction: Patient records as we see them today are constantly developing and with present day innovations it is clear that "the sky is the limit" for obtaining a complete record and clear picture about the patient's medical history. It is our belief that a complete medical record from as early as the first moments of life initiated immediately after birth can be most effective to physicians and other medical staff treating patients, especially in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Overview of technology: Documents are coupled to the content identifiers and conveyed to the data warehouse via the various transfer protocols. Once a patient is transferred to an external medical center, the receiving institution can access the electronic patient record, treat the patient and contribute their information accordingly. Discussion: To avoid mismatching of information we recommend that every newborn is immediately allocated with a permanent Patient Identification Number (PID), with very little or no updates to the Hospital Information System (HIS). Every change in patient demography has the potential to cause inaccurate patient records. It is imperative that patient Information be extracted with no delay enabling immediate treatment. Conclusion: An efficient data warehouse with accurate and easily accessible patient information in a data sharing system make medical records available from across health systems and locations thus eliminating unnecessary and duplicate tests as well as providing information necessary for treatment of those very young patients.