Synopses & Reviews
This volume presents a collection of papers intended to provide developers and sponsors with insight into the very special problems involved with implementing health care information systems. Topics covered include the software process, design methods, issues unique to the health care environment, and examples of systems and environments used in this domain. The goal is to provide the reader with a better understanding of the process along with significant information to avoid the most common pitfalls and failures.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Implementing Health Care Information Systems. Medical Informatics - Phase II.- Understanding the Domain: The Evolution of GEMISH and TMR. The Benefits of Automated Medical Record Systems for Ambulatory Care. The Application of Computer-Based Medical-Record Systems in Ambulatory Practice. A Hospital Information System in Continuous Operation and Expansion. New Uses of a Large Clinical Data Base. Large-Scale Portability of Hospital Information System Software Within the Veterans Administration. A Hospital Information System Network.- Special Considerations for Health Care Systems: Architecture of SNOMED. An Indexing System for SNOMED. Automated Mapping of ICD into SNOMED. Classification Systems Affecting Renumeration. Severity of Illness, Hospital Length of Stay, and Admission, Clinical Laboratory Test Data from Apache II. Data Protection in Hospital Information Systems: Definition and Overview. Data Protection in Hospital Information Systems: Software Methods and Techniques.- Methods and Tools: Design Methodology. Interactive Development Environments for Information Systems. The TEDIUM Development Environment. The LISP Programming Language and Environments. The HELP System Development Tools. The GEMISCH Programming Language. The MUMPS Programming Language. AIDA: A MUMPS Development Environment.- Index.