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Title A Patient-centric, Internet-based Application for the Data Management of a Multi-centre Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prophylaxis Program
Author(s) Marianne Bracht, Andrew James
Source AMIA 2007 Symposium Proceedings, Pages 1194-1194
ISBN 0-9647743-4-8
Publication Date November 2007
Abstract Abstract: Respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis (RSVP) has been shown to be effective and RSVP programs exist in many jurisdictions. The success of these RSVP programs is dependent upon meticulous administration, comprehensive tracking of at risk infants, and excellent management of data. The Toronto Tri-Hospital RSVP program was established at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook and Womenís College Hospital, and the Hospital for Sick Children in 1999. Over 600 infants at risk for severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease are identified annually. The majority of these at risk newborn infants are transferred from the three level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units to a community hospital before discharge home under the care of a paediatrician. We designed and built an integrated, shared, user driven but infant-centric data management application that enables an infantís healthcare provider to determine an infantís RSV prophylaxis status throughout the RSV season. The security and confidentiality of each infantís information is protected by rigorous integrity constraints that have been integrated into the database schema.

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