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By J.G. McDaniel

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The themes of Advances in details know-how and communique in future health, the lawsuits of ITCH 2009, contain telemedicine and telehealth, digital health and wellbeing documents, software program coverage and usefulness, terminology, class and criteria, software program choice and review, study and improvement projects, carrier management, administration and self-management, nation-wide Canadian projects, ethics, coverage and govt, determination help, synthetic intelligence and modeling, software program layout and improvement, academic tasks improvement and know-how adoption and evaluate. In March 1986, a Canadian colloquium with a global taste was once convened to debate the impression of data expertise on group wellbeing and fitness. It was once subsidized through the varsity of future health details technological know-how on the collage of Victoria and the British Columbia Ministry of overall healthiness. This small, winning collecting was once the predecessor of the knowledge expertise in group wellbeing and fitness (ITCH) meetings that in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000. In 2007, after a short hiatus, the convention used to be held back, yet this time it had increased its scope. It used to be often called info know-how and Communications in wellbeing and fitness (ITCH) 2007; with an analogous acronym yet with a distinct which means as demanded through its overseas charm and wider collection of topic parts. The convention in 2007 was once an unequalled luck and for the convention of 2009, a good extra eventful conference is anticipated, which inspires specialists to illustrate and proportion their studies and data. The topic for the ITCH 2009 convention is 'Revolutionizing overall healthiness Care with Informatics: From study to Practice'.

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IOS Press, 2009 © 2009 ITCH 2009 Steering Committee and IOS Press. All rights reserved. 3233/978-1-58603-979-0-24 Benefits and Challenges of Health Information Systems for Operations Research: An Illustrative Example to Improve Surgical Scheduling Vincent S CHOW a,1, Wenhai HUANG b and Martin L PUTERMAN c,d a British Columbia Cancer Agency, BC, Canada b Centre for Operations Excellence, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada c Centre for Health Care Management, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada d Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada Abstract.

When possible, redundancies and checks should be integrated. Proper time stamp ordering would have greatly reduced data cleaning time in our study. The availability of accurate time stamps for each action on a patient is crucial for any type of operations based analyses. Common time stamps include transfer and discharge times as described above as well as the beginning and end times of key activities such as operating room and PACU occupancy. These time stamps would allow for the calculation of process times for major steps within the process.

To achieve these objectives, we will describe an OR study we carried out in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Surgical Services Department that illustrates the process and subsequent challenges of data processing. While we will be providing some background and context, the intent of this paper is not to recount the study. For more details please see, Chow et al [3]. We will then discuss challenges in extracting and processing data and provide general recommendations aimed at improving HISs for OR related studies.

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