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On-Line Computerized Data Handling System for Treating Patients With Renal Disease

On-Line Computerized Data Handling System for Treating Patients With Renal Disease Abstract Some patients with renal disease accrue 6,000 to 8,000 individual data items relating to symptoms, signs, laboratory information, and treatment in one year. To deal with the problem of handling so many data items, the following steps were taken: (1) a dictionary of terms peculiar to nephrology was created; (2) manual time-oriented records for nephrology were constructed; and (3) an on-line data processing system, using a PDP-11/70 computer and remote teleprocessing terminal, was developed. On the terminal screen, up to 11 consecutive patient visits can be displayed horizontally, with 18 data items displayed vertically. Up to 30 of the most recent patient visits are easily accessible. For patient treatment, a special feature allows a rearrangement and instantaneous display of any combination of data, thus permitting review of essential feedback relationships between clinical events and treatment. (Arch Intern Med 137:446-456, 1977) References 1. Glazier WH: The task of medicine . Sci Am 228:13-17, 1973.Crossref 2. Fries JF: Time-oriented patient records and a computer data bank . JAMA 222:1536-1542, 1972.Crossref 3. Stead EA Jr: The way of the future . Trans Assoc Am Physicians 85:1-5, 1972. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

On-Line Computerized Data Handling System for Treating Patients With Renal Disease

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1977.03630160020009
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Abstract

Abstract Some patients with renal disease accrue 6,000 to 8,000 individual data items relating to symptoms, signs, laboratory information, and treatment in one year. To deal with the problem of handling so many data items, the following steps were taken: (1) a dictionary of terms peculiar to nephrology was created; (2) manual time-oriented records for nephrology were constructed; and (3) an on-line data processing system, using a PDP-11/70 computer and remote teleprocessing terminal, was developed. On the terminal screen, up to 11 consecutive patient visits can be displayed horizontally, with 18 data items displayed vertically. Up to 30 of the most recent patient visits are easily accessible. For patient treatment, a special feature allows a rearrangement and instantaneous display of any combination of data, thus permitting review of essential feedback relationships between clinical events and treatment. (Arch Intern Med 137:446-456, 1977) References 1. Glazier WH: The task of medicine . Sci Am 228:13-17, 1973.Crossref 2. Fries JF: Time-oriented patient records and a computer data bank . JAMA 222:1536-1542, 1972.Crossref 3. Stead EA Jr: The way of the future . Trans Assoc Am Physicians 85:1-5, 1972.

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1977

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