ERIC Number: ED028791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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A Computer Based Biomedical Information System. I. Logic Foundation and Techniques
Syner, James C.
A digital computer based biomedical information system was designed to service the needs of physicians engaged in patient care and clinical research, and scientists engaged in laboratory research. The system embraces all functions of information processing which include information collection, storage, retrieval, analyses and display. The principal goal of the project is to place these functions under the maximum degree of automation possible with existing hardware-software capabilities. At the time of this report the status of the system is best characterized as 'semi-automatic.' From the time of inception, and throughout implementation, the project has been carried out under the concepts, principles and techniques of the systems analyses. Experience has demonstrated that a total biomedical information system to service a complex medical facility will necessarily evolve through several generations of hardware-software alterations. Progress is dependent upon support and participation from the professional staff, including both physicians and scientific investigators. (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Programs, Computers, Hospitals, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Medical Research, Medical Services, Models, Physicians, Scientific Personnel, Systems Analysis, Systems Development
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 681 893, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Army Medical Research and Nutrition Lab., Denver, CO.