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Table 3 Main anticipated benefits of switching from paper charting to an ICIS

From: Has information technology finally been adopted in Flemish intensive care units?

1. Automatic compact archiving;
2. Improved exchange of information between the different caregivers;
3. More complete and automatic data acquisition;
4. Higher quality of care with prevention of errors, in the first place medication errors;
5. Automatic calculation of scores and support for coding (e.g. APACHE II, SOFA, SAPS, TISS);
6. Automatic reporting and automatic generation of discharge documents;
7. Data extraction possibilities.
  1. APACHE II: Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; SOFA: Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; SAPS: simplified acute physiology score; TISS: Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System