Workflow of QoL documentation after the implementation of the form on a web-based application and in the CIS: The patient arrives at his/her appointment and receives a mobile device to complete a patient questionnaire. The XML file is imported into the CIS form by an assistant. In case it is not a self-assessment but a physician-based questionnaire, the treating physician will document the form directly in the CIS. In both cases the data about QoL are now available in the patient's EHR and can be reused for routine treatment and clinical research.
Fritz et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:26 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-11-26