Sophie Cockcroft and Kaine Elston
Department of Information Science

Improving general practice information through changes to the medical
system interface and supporting data structure.

In most general practices, consultations are recorded electronically.
Data such as patient details, consultation notes, and prescription items
are stored in a relational database in almost all practices throughout
New Zealand.

Research organisations seek to report on the data for a variety of
purposes e.g. health monitoring, funding, the pursuit of evidence based
medicine. Current medical systems limit the possibilities in this
regard due to the way that they store data.

In this seminar a solution to these research difficulties will be
described, this solution is illustrated by means of a prototype system.