Inform: Conceptual modelling of intensive care information systems

Seppo Kalli, Claudio Ambroso, Romilly Gregory, Arno Heikelä, Arja Ilomäki, Mark Leaning, Guiseppe Marraro, Mauro Mereu, Timo Tuomisto, Claire Yates

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Intensive care of a patient requires heavy monitoring and versatile therapeutic actions. These produce a huge amount of patient information. A problem exists in managing this data and other information from all supporting activities creating a need for an automated information management system. To have a sound basis for future automated information systems in intensive care unit (ICU), a conceptual model is created to cover both the clinical and other activities of the ICU. The conceptual model consists of data flow diagrams and entity-relationship diagrams with underlying common data dictionary. A modern CASE tool is utilized to build the model. The work forms a part of AIM-INFORM project, which has a purpose to develop information management and decision support systems for high dependency environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Monitoring
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • information systems

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