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Title New Uses of Legacy Systems: Examples in Perinatal Care
Author(s) Alvaro Margolis, Rodolfo Vasquez, Gloria Mendoza, Antonio Zignango, Antonio Lopez, Hector Lucian
Source Proceedings of the 1999 AMIA Annual Symposium, Pages 854-858
ISBN 1-56053-371-4
Publisher Hanley and Belfus, Inc.
Publication Date Nov. 1999
Abstract In this article, new uses of the Perinatal Information System at the Uruguayan Social Security health care facilities are described. The perinatal information system has been in place for over 13 years, with about 40 thousand clinical records on electronic files. A newly created Web interface allows a distributed access to existing perinatal information within the National Social Security Wide Area Network. Perinatal data is also exported to a management information system, allowing to dynamically answer questions and make managerial decisions, and eventually link these data with other sources. Future steps regarding clinical information systems are outlined.


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