Sufficient management of alert system of positive test results for HBV and HCV infection in electronic medical chart for facilitating hepatological consultation

Yasuyuki Shimomura, Yousuke Fujii, Fusao Ikeda, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Noriko Yamasaki, Ikuko Kasahara, Naomi Inuyama, Michihiro Koyama, Shihoko Namba, Yasuto Takeuchi, Nozomu Wada, Takeshi Kuwaki, Hideki Onishi, Shinichiro Nakamura, Hidenori Shiraha, Akinobu Takaki, Hiroyuki Okada

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Abstract

Alert for positive results of hepatitis tests in electronic medical chart is helpful for management of hepatitis carriers at non-hepatology departments. Further attempts for sufficient hepatological consultations in this alert system, such as explaining the test results to the subjects by mailing notification forms with referral to the hepatologists were adopted. The notification forms were re-mailed to the subjects without the reply in 6 months. Aggregate analysis by reviewing the charts of the subjects confirmed that the rate of hepatological consultation was improved from 49% to 72% with further attempts (p<0.001, the chi-square test). Mailing notification forms with referral to the hepatologists can be helpful for facilitating hepatological consultation in alert system of positive test results for HBV and HCV infection in electronic medical chart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-434
Number of pages8
JournalActa Hepatologica Japonica
Volume58
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Hepatological consultation
  • Screening test for hepatitis virus infection
  • Systematic management of hepatitis virus infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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