Accession Number : ADA194468

Title :   A Clinical Information System at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 80-Apr 81,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Albert J

PDF Url : ADA194468

Report Date : 24 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This study develops a clinical information system at a Naval Regional Medical Center (NRMC) to enhance an outpatient clinic efficiency and effectiveness by providing clinical supervisors with update information for basing management decisions. The problem parameters focused on the appointment scheduling and follow-up, medical staff productivity and statistical reporting for an outpatient medical care delivery system at a NRMC. The study objectives addressed those elements to improve operational decision-making, to improve patient care delivery and to monitor physician workload. The study noted an increased efficiency and effectiveness by an improved patient accessibility to clinical services, a streamlined patient appointment system and better communications among the clinical elements through the automation of the hospital clinical information system. Keywords: Theses, Medical computer applications.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *OUTPATIENT CLINICS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ACCESS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DECISION MAKING, DELIVERY, EFFICIENCY, FLORIDA, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, HOSPITALS, MEDICAL SERVICES, NAVY, PARAMETERS, PATIENTS, PHYSICIANS, PRODUCTIVITY, SUPERVISORS, THESES, WORKLOAD, MILITARY MEDICINE, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Systems
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE