ERIC Number: ED118102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-20
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Software and Hardware Utilization in Computer Medicine Education.
Pitts, Gerald N.; Bateman, Barry L.
Computers are currently being used to perform medical tasks such as: (1) taking medical histories; (2) patient care and health-unit care management; (3) clinical and laboratory work; (4) physiological signal monitoring; and (5) multiphasic screening. In a survey of over 200 institutions, over 339 computer language applications were found, many of which were developed in-house. The survey showed that commonly used languages such as FORTRAN, COBOL, and PL/1 are used more often than the special purpose languages such as MUMPS, FOPS, and PILOT. Findings indicated that FORTRAN is the most adaptable for a wide spectrum of computer memory sizes. The results also showed that almost half the computers used in medical work were of the large main memory type (64K to 3M), and that computer vending was dominated by International Business Machines and Digital Equipment Corporation. This information was intended to provide basic guidelines on the hardware and software likely to be available for developing medicine education curriculums. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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