Bioinformatics Associated With Conjoined Twin Separation

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Abstract

The separation of conjoined twins is a rare event in the medical field and presents many unique challenges to overcome. With the complexities of today's interconnected healthcare technology and electronic medical record, there are many intricate details that need significant attention to guarantee proper care and accurate record keeping for conjoined twins. Items that require attention are how to digitally represent the twins—as 1 patient or 2, how to incorporate the physiological monitors into the medical record, and how to ensure the proper amount of infrastructure, equipment, and space. With careful planning and consideration, technology can be used as an aid in separating conjoined twins at any institution.

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