Accession Number : ADA186094

Title :   Shipboard Medical Information System Needs Among Surface Ships.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Blood, Christopher G ; Peeps-Brand, Dawn M ; Pugh, William M ; Helmkamp, James C

PDF Url : ADA186094

Report Date : 28 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Senior medical department representatives aboard U.S. Navy ships were surveyed to determine the automation needs of shipboard medical departments. Surveys were returned from the 106 medical department personnel representing fourteen types of ships. Fifteen medical functions were rated as to their perceived need. Automated functions most needed were report generator, medical supply inventory, medical reference library, pharmacy support, message formatting, and a daily task inventory. The capability of shipboard medical personnel to customize reports to their specific ships demands would mitigate problems associated with differing report requirements among Type Commands and individual ships. Medical department size and current automation status were also examined. Keywords: Medical computer applications; Medical information systems; Shipboard needs, Hospital corpsmen, Automation, Computerization.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *SHIPBOARD, AUTOMATION, HOSPITALS, INVENTORY, LIBRARIES, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, MEDICAL SERVICES, MEDICINE, NAVAL VESSELS, PHARMACIES, REQUIREMENTS, SHIP PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE