Hospital End User Computing in Japan How to Use FileMaker Pro with Hospital Information Systems

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Organizational computing has been critical to the development of medical informatics. Many end user applications (EUAs), such as FileMaker Pro, have been applied to support medical staff work at ...
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Hospital Information System at Osaka National Hospital: Input/Output and Reference System Using FileMaker

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Atsuhiko Okagaki


Electronic Medical Record System (EMR) has some weakness in their usability. The weakness is due to adopting “Waterfall” method to every part of the system. To get rid of those problems, our hospital uses FileMaker Pro to input/output Electronic Medical Record. In our system, all clinical data of a patient will be spread out on FileMaker when one would like to open a record. Then, added information when saving the record will be transferred to basic system. The input-output layouts can be modified easily as user need, and several functions can be introduced very easily. Our system is so flexible that we can easily customize all the layouts as requested by any department of a large-scale general hospital and those of clinical supporting system. In addition to the flexibility of the interface layer, another benefit of our system is that FileMaker layer can be used as the viewer of multi-vender system.


Electronic medical record, FileMaker Pro, Usability, Flexibility, Interface, Agile, End user computing, Reference system, User-made, Clinical supporting system, J-SUMMITS.


Department of Gynecology, Osaka National Hospital, Japan