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5 June 2000:

Equipment failure of the machine formerly hosting this site has rendered the EMRS database demonstrations inoperative. The current site provides some of the descriptive content available before then, but we have determined that it is too difficult to reconstruct the running demonstrations. They are, nevertheless, described here:

The EMRS Project.

The W3-EMRS Demonstration Database
This demonstration presents a subset of a real medical database from Children's Hospital in Boston, augmented with simulated immunization information. We have changed all of the privacy information, such as patient numbers, patient names, and addresses. All the data is extracted on the fly from an Oracle 7.3.2 database, and converted in real time directly into HTML.
The ICU Demonstration Database: Real Time ICU monitoring
This demonstration presents another set of patients from Children's Hospital in Boston, also augmented with simulated immunization information. All of these patients were in the intensive care unit. Once again, we have changed all of the privacy information, such as patient numbers, patient names, addresses, and date of birth. All of the data is extracted on the fly from an Oracle 7.3.2 database.
The Multi-Institutional Demonstration Database
This demonstration was shown on occasions, but never made completely public due to residual concerns about the de-identification of the data. It provides uniform access to heterogeneous legacy databases. We have databases of sample anonymized patient records from three institutions (Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital, all members of the Boston EMR Collaborative). There is an institutional server for each database, that converts the information in the database into a ``common medical record'' encoded in the HL7 message format. The web server queries each of the institutional servers, pieces together an "overall" patient record, and converts the resulting information into html.

Childrens Hospital

MIT

Albert Einstein
College of Medicine
The World-Wide Web Electronic Medical Record System (W3-EMRS) Project is a collaborative effort between the Informatics Program of Boston's Children's Hospital, the Clinical Decision Making Group at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, and the Office of Computer-Based Education of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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