Comparing the German emergency department medical record with the US HL7 data elements for emergency department systems

Dominik Brammen, Paul Eggert, Benjamin Lucas, Laura Heermann-Langford, James C. McClay

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Abstract

Interoperability between emergency department (ED) information systems requires a shared data specification. In 2013 Health Level Seven International, an international standards body, approved a specification for Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems (DEEDS) for use in the United States. A similar specification was created in Germany for national employment, defining data elements and forms. This study presents the first step in the efforts to harmonize the two data definitions for International approval by comparing the meaning of the German Emergency Department Medical Record (GEDMR) data element definitions with the US DEEDS using a methodology for terminology mapping from ISO/TR 12300. The comparison between GEDMR and DEEDS did show significant differences in certain domains. The results support development of an international standard for ED data elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Co-Created eHealth - Proceedings of MIE 2018
EditorsGunnar O. Klein, Daniel Karlsson, Anne Moen, Adrien Ugon
PublisherIOS Press
Pages216-220
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998518
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event40th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Apr 24 2018Apr 26 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume247
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other40th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2018
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period4/24/184/26/18

Keywords

  • Data element definition
  • Interoperability standards
  • Medical informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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