Accession Number : AD0737676

Title :   Biomedical Data Processing,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DeLand,E. C.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The tasks involved in insinuating computer-based technology into the practice of medicine have proved for a variety of reasons considerably more difficult than was first assumed. Clearly, though, certain signs of progress are at hand, and these are explored. The computer is increasingly being used in data handling and automation tasks related to routine activities of health care. Gradually, as we learn how to control costs and to adapt the hardware and software systems to the more complicated and subtle medial care environments, their utility will expand. The state-of-the-art of the utilization of computer technology in medical services is reviewed.

Descriptors :   (*MEDICINE, *DATA PROCESSING), DOCUMENTS, RECORDS, COMPUTERS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COSTS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE