Aims: Over the last years, the management of patients with head and neck cancer has become extremely complex, and the knowledge and information needed to care for a patient can no longer be trusted to the memory or manual systems. Recent advances in data processing technology offer the potential for creating ideal instruments to organize, store and analyze such information. Methods: We developed a computerized database management system (H&N-CDMS) which fulfils the following requisites: easy to use even by operators not expert in informatics; minimum possibility of insertion of ambiguous data; use for clinical and research purposes; can be interconnected in a network of similar database operating in other centers; can be expanded to image processing. Conclusions: The configuration of the system is described and its main characteristics are discussed: data entry and coding facilities, data accuracy and standardization, security and anonymity, data retrieval and analysis. H&H-CDMS is a user-friendly tool for head and neck cancer data management in clinical and research environments.

A computerized database for head and neck cancer registry

BENAZZO, MARCO;
1999

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Aims: Over the last years, the management of patients with head and neck cancer has become extremely complex, and the knowledge and information needed to care for a patient can no longer be trusted to the memory or manual systems. Recent advances in data processing technology offer the potential for creating ideal instruments to organize, store and analyze such information. Methods: We developed a computerized database management system (H&N-CDMS) which fulfils the following requisites: easy to use even by operators not expert in informatics; minimum possibility of insertion of ambiguous data; use for clinical and research purposes; can be interconnected in a network of similar database operating in other centers; can be expanded to image processing. Conclusions: The configuration of the system is described and its main characteristics are discussed: data entry and coding facilities, data accuracy and standardization, security and anonymity, data retrieval and analysis. H&H-CDMS is a user-friendly tool for head and neck cancer data management in clinical and research environments.
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