Accession Number : AD0767896

Title :   Clinical Laboratory System Developed for Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, 1972,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Grams,Ralph R.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : The broad subject of the clinical laboratory is more precisely defined within the Operational System section (Chemistry Laboratory), which deals extensively with the use of the AutoAnalyzer equipment. A problem statement introduces the Operational System section; then the actual chemistry operation used at Wilford Hall in 1972 is presented. This material is illustrated through flowcharts and descriptions, with appropriate exhibits where necessary. The next section, Relevant Systems, documents ideas pertaining to the original problem statement that have been used by others and proven successful. The last section, Proposed System, deals with solving the original problem statement. This is divided into two phases: (1) a major modification in the manual operation, using Xerox and microfilm techniques; and (2) the necessary automation which can be implemented to increase the efficiency and operational capabilities of the manual system. Both phases of the proposed system design use flowcharts and exhibits to indicate the implied design criteria. All operational, relevant, and proposed systems are analyzed so that evaluation and update are part of the original proposal. Recommendations of both policy and procedure to be used during system implementation are also provided. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL LABORATORIES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), FLOW CHARTING, OPERATION

Subject Categories : Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE