The department has 22.000 outpatient surgeries pr. year. For each surgery, a clinical note is written to document the procedure, ensure reimbursement, and tick the required checkboxes in the medical journal.
For patients with allergies or intolerances to certain medications, for example, a penicillin allergy, it is important to register all the drugs that can cause this allergy. It is done by registering the ATC code (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical), which is a cumbersome and time-consuming task.
Healthcare is characterized by having a multitude of clinical quality databases covering the various clinical disciplines, e.g., cancer, heart diseases, apoplexia, etc. For some of those databases, there is no data interface, or the vendors of the clinical systems have not implemented the integration.
The region has approximately 150.000 outpatient consultations pr. year. For each patient visit, the medical journal must be updated to register the consultation. At the same time, registration for reimbursement is done.