Accession Number : AD0671912

Title :   COMPUTERIZED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION AND PATHOLOGY DATA,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gelblat,Marvin

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The doctor who is mainly concerned with patient care has felt the impact of the computer only insofar as the results have added to the vast store of knowledge he must have readily available. In this paper the use of the Problem Solving Facility of the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania to eliminate a major phase of this information problem in the medical field is demonstrated. Patient records generated in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and in the Surgical Pathology Department of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are stored on magnetic disk and are available for immediate retrieval. With the idea that any operational changes brought about by the new computer technology should be kept to a minimum, flexowriters are used to convert automatically an edited version of the pathology record into machine readable form as the secretary types the final report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARDIOGRAPHY, *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS), (*PATHOLOGY, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), MEDICAL PERSONNEL, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, CORE STORAGE, MAGNETIC CORES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), DATA PROCESSING, TYPEWRITERS, RECORDS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE