Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Database Design

  • Sue Schneider
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


This chapter will provide a more detailed look at clinical and anatomic database design for the following reasons.
  • Personal computer software vendors’ marketing of database software appeals to nontechnical, computer-friendly professionals and desperate (and/or disparate) clinicians.

  • Health care lags behind other industries in utilization of information technology.

  • Financial executives often fail to understand the laboratorian’s or the clinician’s or the scientist’s need for information technology beyond billing for services.

  • Financial executives generally control the information technology available to the laboratorian or the clinician or the scientist unless they build their own technology.

  • Clinically meaningful information patterns that exist in the electronic laboratory record are obscured by current data management and presentation approaches.


Data Element Patient Encounter Database Design Patient Table Logical Design 
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  • Sue Schneider

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