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Title A Computerized Single Entry System for Recording and Reporting Data on High-Risk Newborn Infants
Author(s) Daniel S. Janik, MD, MPH, O. Ward Swarner, MD, Kent M. Henriksen, BS, and Michael L. Wyman, MD
Source Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 93, No. 3, Pages 519-523
Publication Date September 1978
Abstract A computer-assisted system for data collection in an intensive care nursery is described. Maternal history, infant history, diagnoses, and treatment are sequentially identified on a single form and then entered in batches on a computer at the time of patient discharge. Computer production of a discharge summary and letters to referring and follow-up physicians from a single data-entry form account for an approximately 80% savings in physician record-keeping time per patient. Accuracy of the data is approximately 2 1/2 times greater than with existing methods of data gathering. Survey of disease occurrence and case fatality rates are rapidly available.

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