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Application of integrative information system improves the quality and effectiveness of cancer case management

Authors Lee P, Chang T

Received 18 November 2014

Accepted for publication 17 February 2015

Published 9 June 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 287—290

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S77714

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Pei-Yi Lee,1,2 Tsue-Rung Chang1

1Department of Nursing, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Department of Nursing, MacKay Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: Cancer case management provides consecutive care during the entire process through diagnosis to treatment and follow-up. We established an integrative information system with integration of the health information system. This integrative information system shortened the time spent on case screening, follow-up data management, and monthly data summarization of case managers. It also promoted the case follow-up rate. This integrative information system may improve the quality and effectiveness for cancer case management, one important part of cancer nursing.

Keywords: cancer, case management, integrative information system

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