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Title: Allergy database.
Epworth Authors: Smart, Joanne
Sango, Xenia
Moghimi, Hoda
Lin, Catherine Han
Haddad, Peter
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Kanagalingam, Sanji
Keywords: Allergy Database
Allergy and Immunology
Health Information Management
Health Information Systems
Databases as Topic
Food Allergy
Food Hypersensitivity
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Citation: Haddad, P., Smart, J., Sango, X., Kanagalingam, S., Moghimi, H., Han-Lin, C., Wickramasinghe, N., 2015, "Allergy Database", Epworth Research Week 2015.
Conference Name: Epworth Research Week, 2015
Conference Location: Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: Introduction : Rates of food allergy diagnosis in children are increasing exponentially in developed countries; a recent study has identified a 20% sensitisation and a 10% challenge proven food allergy rate in 12 month old Melbourne infants [1]. Specific problems include : 1) Prolonged waiting times for food allergy reviews; 2) The lack of clear and comprehensive documentation of serial allergy test results over time in a consistent format. To address these issues this study will develop an electronic database for use by both allergists and their patients to ensure prospective accurate and secure collection of Skin Prick Test (SPT) or serum specific lgE (sslgE) test data for long term follow-up of patients with food allergy. Then, an intelligent tools and techniques will be applied to the developed database to enhance the ongoing care of children with allergies including developing tailored preventative strategies. Method : This is an exploratory research study, during which both qualitative and quantitative data will be collected from four different sources through an on-line survey and expert focus groups. Anticipated Results : This research has a number of anticipated findings for achieving optimal care and treatment within the domain of paediatric allergies. The initial findings show that the solution from this study can play a key role in keeping with the Epworth values; excellence everywhere, every day, given that the allergy clinic is at Epworth and this solution will enable Epworth patients to receive a better care experience.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Curve Tomorrow Pty. Ltd.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Survey
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics
Internal Medicine
Research Month

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