The challenges of the LERUDI (emergency services) project
In medicine, and particularly in emergency situations, the survival of the patient sometimes depends on the quality and speed of the diagnosis. As such, important studies are being carried out into acquiring contextual information. The LERUDI (emergency services) project responds to these crucial challenges.
The electronic health record (DMP): expectations of emergency doctors.
"…Broadly speaking, the time that the emergency doctor spends searching for information in the DMP must be kept within the following boundaries: one minute for the call centre doctor who has to decide upon the immediate response to a call, and fifteen minutes in other emergency situations… As such, an IT tool to help read the DMP is essential."1
How to manage time constraints to improve the quality of care
Improving the quality of care means saving time and accurate diagnoses
Using reliable semantic analysis tools means maximizing the potential of the DMP's added value
Developing high-performance information systems means improving the quality of care
The general objective of the LERUDI (emergency services) project is to develop and evaluate a text-based search engine prototype capable of extracting information in a matter of seconds from electronic medical files that is useful or even decisive for the emergency doctor.
1 From a speech given by Marc Giroud – President of the French emergency medical services (Samu Urgences) – at the 2009 emergency services conference.
2 ASIP survey during the preparation phase of the Emergency Services project
3 2004 expert and hospital audit mission: CTN (National Technical Committees) no 6 of 09/06/04: Abstract of the accident and emergency services "lost time" study