Health Informatics: A Roadmap for Autism Knowledge Sharing

  • Ron Oberleitner
  • Rebecca Wurtz
  • Michael L. Popovich
  • Reno Fiedler
  • Tim Moncher
  • Swamy Laxminarayan
  • Uwe Reischl
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Part of the Communications in Medical and Care Compunetics book series (CMCC, volume 2)

Abstract

With the prevalence of diagnosed autism on the rise, increased efforts are needed to support surveillance, research, and case management. Challenges to collect, analyze and share typical and unique patient information and observations are magnified by expanding provider caseloads, delays in treatment and patient office visits, and lack of sharable data. This paper outlines recommended principles and approaches for utilizing state-of-the-art information systems technology and population-based registries to facilitate collection, analysis, and reporting of autism patient data. Such a platform will increase treatment options and registry information to facilitate diagnosis, treatment and research of this disorder.

Keywords

Autism Patient information Patient observations Information systems technology Population-based registries 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron Oberleitner
    • 1
  • Rebecca Wurtz
    • 2
  • Michael L. Popovich
    • 2
  • Reno Fiedler
    • 2
  • Tim Moncher
    • 2
  • Swamy Laxminarayan
    • 3
  • Uwe Reischl
    • 4
  1. 1.e-Merge Medical TechnologiesBoiseUSA
  2. 2.Scientific Technologies CorporationTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Rural Health and Biomedical Research InstituteIdaho State UniversityPocatelloUSA
  4. 4.Center of Health PolicyBoise State UniversityBoiseUSA

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