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Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 463–471 | Cite as

Enhancement of CLAIM (CLinical Accounting InforMation) for a Localized Chinese Version

  • Jinqiu GuoEmail author
  • Akira Takada
  • Tie Niu
  • Miao He
  • Koji Tanaka
  • Junzo Sato
  • Muneou Suzuki
  • Kiwamu Takahashi
  • Hiroyuki Daimon
  • Toshiaki Suzuki
  • Yusei Nakashima
  • Kenji Araki
  • Hiroyuki Yoshihara
Article

Abstract

CLinical Accounting InforMation (CLAIM) is a standard for the exchange of data between patient accounting systems and electronic medical record (EMR) systems. It uses eXtensible Markup Language (XML) as a meta-language and was developed in Japan. CLAIM is subordinate to the Medical Markup Language (MML) standard, which allows the exchange of medical data between different medical institutions. It has inherited the basic structure of MML 2.x and the current version, version 2.1, contains two modules and nine data definition tables. In China, no data exchange standard yet exists that links EMR systems to accounting systems. Taking advantage of CLAIM's flexibility, we created a localized Chinese version based on CLAIM 2.1. Since Chinese receipt systems differ from those of Japan, some information such as prescription formats, etc. are also different from those in Japan. Two CLAIM modules were re-engineered and six data definition tables were either added or redefined. The Chinese version of CLAIM takes local needs into account, and consequently it is now possible to transfer data between the patient accounting systems and EMR systems of Chinese medical institutions effectively.

Keywords

CLAIM MML Chinese localization patient accounting system XML 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinqiu Guo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akira Takada
    • 2
  • Tie Niu
    • 3
  • Miao He
    • 4
  • Koji Tanaka
    • 1
  • Junzo Sato
    • 2
  • Muneou Suzuki
    • 5
  • Kiwamu Takahashi
    • 6
  • Hiroyuki Daimon
    • 7
  • Toshiaki Suzuki
    • 8
  • Yusei Nakashima
    • 8
  • Kenji Araki
    • 5
  • Hiroyuki Yoshihara
    • 9
  1. 1.Graduate School of MedicineKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  2. 2.Medical Information TechnologyKumamoto University HospitalKumamotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Medical Informaticsthe First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical UniversityDalianChina
  4. 4.Medical Information Centerthe First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical UniversityShenyangChina
  5. 5.Department of Medical InformaticsMiyazaki Medical College HospitalKiotakeJapan
  6. 6.Satou HospitalKamakura CityJapan
  7. 7.CRC Solutions CorporationKoto-kuJapan
  8. 8.Non-Profit Organization MedXML ConsortiumShinagawa-kuJapan
  9. 9.Department of Medical InformaticsKyoto University HospitalSakyo-kuJapan

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