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Tour 43: Documentation and Archiving in the Era of Digitization

Guided Tour

April 23, 2020

16:30 - 17:30

Meeting Point: Between the the Escalators of South Entrance and Foyer of Halls 1.2 | 2.2

Healthcare institutions, in particular hospitals, have long been concerned with basic alternatives to paper-based archiving of patient files. Digital archiving systems have meanwhile been installed in more than half of German hospitals - and the trend is rising. Reasons for this can be found in the fact that the document and data stocks in the individual computer-aided application systems, the data volume of the imaging devices and the scope of the scanned documents reach such volumes that the data, documents and images have to be transferred to digital archiving systems for reasons of rationalisation and economy.

The basis of archiving is the documentation that is absolutely necessary for various reasons. This is characterized by a large variety of applications in the areas of patient care and research. Medical classification systems such as classifications and nomenclatures are indispensable for the evaluation and further processing of data, as is the increased transition from unstructured documentation to coded documentation. Quality assurance, big data, data warehouse, data integration centres and information retrieval have also become very important in documentation.

During this guided tour, innovative computer-aided documentation systems as well as the status quo of digital archiving will be presented and future options will be demonstrated.