Accession Number : AD0726415

Title :   Analysis of Biomedical Data by Time-Sharing Computers. II. An On-Line Tissue Bank Graft Registry.

Descriptive Note : Medical research interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Horwitz,David L.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The report describes a system for storing and retrieving information indexed by the Naval Medical Research Institute Tissue Bank Graft Registry. The system stores information on a direct access, on-line computer memory disk, which can be accessed remotely from an IBM 2741 communications terminal using ordinary telephone lines. The system has been implemented on the IBM System/360 computers located at the National Institutes of Health Computer Center, using their interactive text-editing program called WYLBUR. This enables one to rapidly search the thousands of patient records indexed by the graft registry to locate those patients fitting into selected categories. The system requires no particular training to use, and all necessary instructions for using the system are contained in this report. An appendix to the report describes how the system was initially established. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, MEDICINE), (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *MEDICINE), COMPUTERS, RECORDS, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), STORAGE, TRANSPLANTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, REMOTE CONTROL, TIME SHARING

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE