© 1993

Patient Data Management in Intensive Care

  • Kurt Lenz
  • Philipp G. H. Metnitz

Part of the Intensivmedizinisches Seminar book series (INTENSIVM.SEM., volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Patient Data Management Systems in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. System Descriptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. T. Neugebauer, M. Hiesmayr, E. Donner, D. Heilinger, P. Keznickl, P. Mares et al.
      Pages 81-91
    3. J. Martin, J. Hiller, M. Messelken, P. Milewski
      Pages 93-100
  4. User Experiences

  5. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. M. Hiesmayr, J. Gamper, T. Neugebauer, P. Mares, K. P. Adlassnig, W. Haider
      Pages 129-138
    3. S. Miksch, W. Horn, C. Popow, F. Paky
      Pages 139-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-152

About this book


Recent technological innovations - influenced primarily by the development of more sophisticated, faster and cheaper computer systems - permitted also the evolution of more affordable systems for Patient Data Management, so called PDM-Systems. The experience of the authors, on one of the first PDMS installation sites in Europe, shows that the purchase of such a system is not an easy task, since accurate data are not available in a comparable format. Therefore the first part of the book is devoted to a comparison of already installed, commercially distributed bedside based PDMS with regard to their specifications, functions and performance. The methods included a questionnaire with detailed questions for the vendors to answer and a "table of functions” comparing the most important functions which should be included in a PDMS. With that list the different systems (which were all in clinical use) were checked for the availability and the way of use of these functions. To evaluate variations in the systems performance an "information retrieval test” was designed and executed. In the second part the different vendors, whose systems were included in the study, were to describe the systems from their viewpoints. The third part contains papers describing the users’ experiences. The fourth and last part shows how to use PDMS-data for scientific and therapeutic purposes including two papers on clinical expert systems. Thus, this book provides valuable information for clinicians and hospital managers who have to decide on the purchase of a Patient Data Management System.


Patientendatenmanagementsystem Radiologieinformationssystem care documentation expert system information retrieval intensive care intensive care unit planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Lenz
    • 1
  • Philipp G. H. Metnitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Inner Medicine IVUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Patient Data Management in Intensive Care
  • Editors Kurt Lenz
    Philipp G.H. Metnitz
  • Series Title Intensivmedizinisches Seminar
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-211-82513-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-9320-4
  • Series ISSN 0936-8507
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 150
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Health Informatics
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