First draft of a data standard for obstetrics and gynecology electronic medical records (EMR) system for Magee Women’s Hospital.

First draft of a data standard for obstetrics and gynecology electronic medical records (EMR) system for Magee Women’s Hospital.

Project:  First draft of a data standard for obstetrics and gynecology electronic medical records (EMR) system for Magee Women’s Hospital.

Date(s):  Spring 2014

Students:  Joshua Howell, Naveen Srivastava, Ayla Gounder, Clinton Wojick.

Programming languages/platforms/technologies:  MySQL, Java, Python

Description:  Most off-the-shelf EMR systems do not offer data fields specific to obstetrics and gynecology.  For example, it is impossible to print a birth certificate from any of the existing EMR systems.  A group of physicians from Magee Women’s Hospital spearheaded the effort to create a standardized database schema that would contain all the fields required by OB forms and reports with the hope that this new standard will be adapted by EMR developers.

iSchool students developed an E-R model based on the data provided by Magee Hospital physicians and build a working prototype of an OB EMR database.

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