Data Flow Diagram Project For Perinatal Follow Up Program
Alyafei, Hanan Mohsen
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The author wrote this internship report to provide and describe, in detail, her duties to successfully achieve the data flow diagram project. This internship project was conducted from May 2 to July 29 2016 for the perinatal follow up program at IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada. The internship opportunity provided the author on-the-job training, which linked the academic health informatics knowledge with real world healthcare as IWK Health Center. The internship’s experiences comprised of a variety of responsibilities and multitasking abilities, which made it a valuable learning experience for the author. Moreover, it was a great chance to learn how to bridge the information-communication gap between the PFUP director and the PFUP team members, and to map an accurate data flow diagram that reflects a real world scenario at PFUP. The PFUP is a very busy environment dealing with complex patient health conditions, such as extremely high-risk, very high-risk, and high-risk. The author dealt with various challenges to find suitable methods to visualize the PFUP complex processes by data flow diagram. At the end of the internship the author made a presentation for the PFUP team members to explain the project work and the final product was delivered to the director of PFUP as context, Level -0, and level –1 data flow diagrams.