ERIC Number: ED249442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Computerized Information Management in Long-Term Care: A Case Study. Technical Report No. 303.
Zawadski, Rick T.; Gee, Stephen
This technical report describes the computerized information management system used at the Community Care Organization for Dependent Adults (CCODA) of the On Lok Senior Health Services in San Francisco's Chinatown (California). A background perspective on information systems in business, government, hospitals, and local community service agencies is given. The development of On Lok's information management system is described with emphasis on their specific needs and requirements. The hardware used in On Lok's system is described and diagrammed, including its central processing unit, printers, data storage, terminals, and remote capabilities. The firmware (i.e., operating system, programming languages, and word processing) is also described. The software, categorized by the fiscal management component, client management component, and the integrated database is described in detail. A discussion section focuses on the costs, benefits, utility, and cost effectiveness of computerization. Four recommendations to service providers considering computerization are listed. A summary of the On Lok system completes the document. (BL)
Descriptors: Case Records, Community Health Services, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Information Systems, Money Management, Older Adults, Program Evaluation
On Lok Senior Health Services, 1441 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94144 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: On Lok Senior Health Services, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco); Computer Managed Information; Long Term Care
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Gerontological Society (30th, Anaheim, CA, March 17-21, 1984). Some figures are marginally legible due to small print.