The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference: Spanning Silos, Building Bridges | November 5-8, 2017 | Portland, OR
Faster Content, Better Healthcare: Improving Cancer Diagnostics with Electronic Delivery
Faster Content, Better Healthcare: Improving Cancer Diagnostics with Electronic Delivery

Faster Content, Better Healthcare: Improving Cancer Diagnostics with Electronic Delivery

Quick access to cancer staging information leads to faster diagnoses and improves patient care—which is a challenge when the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual is only available in print. What if the manual’s content were integrated into electronic medical records to help doctors find the information they need via API instead? This case study shows how Scriptorium worked with the AJCC to build a DITA specialization that allowed them to implement such a solution.

The AJCC faced numerous challenges in implementing a structured content solution for electronic delivery. To ensure that API delivery would work as intended, the AJCC had to move unstructured content into strict, consistently used tags. The AJCC also had to make its new delivery methods work with existing health information systems, as well as minimize the impact of the new structure on the doctors who serve as volunteer content contributors. By using the AJCC’s implementation as an example, you will learn how to:

  • Develop a content strategy that addresses a specific, multifaceted problem
  • Build a business case for implementing a new content solution
  • Make DITA work for medical content through specialization
  • Ensure that a specialized DITA structure works with a custom API connector
  • Minimize implementation risks, such as change resistance and learning curve

Presented by Gretyl Kinsey and Laura Meyer Vega

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