Accession Number : ADA199860

Title :   Shipboard Medical Department Information Flows.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Blood, Christopher G ; Brand, Dawn M ; Pugh, William M

PDF Url : ADA199860

Report Date : 11 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Numerous transmissions originating within shipboard medical departments are required by U.S. Navy regulations and policies. These information flows may terminate aboard the ship, within the task force, or with external Navy commands. Medical department computerization would alleviate much of the administrative burden associated with the reporting demands. Three different procedures were used to determine the medical information processing requirements aboard ships: medical procedures manuals were reviewed, a survey was developed and sent to surface ships of the Pacific fleet, and interviews were held with medical department representatives. The structured analysis method was utilized to document the information flows proposed for shipboard automation. The documented medical department communications include a weight control memorandum, atmosphere control reports, medical regulating messages, and asbestos reporting requirements. Issues of concern to the development of a medical information system were also discussed. Keywords: Medical information systems; Shipboard automation. (kr)

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *SHIPBOARD, *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, AUTOMATION, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, CONTROL, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, EXTERNAL, FLEETS(SHIPS), FLOW, INFORMATION PROCESSING, MANUALS, MEDICAL SERVICES, MEDICINE, NAVY, OCEAN SURFACE, ORGANIZATIONS, PACIFIC OCEAN, POLICIES, REGULATIONS, REPORTS, REQUIREMENTS, SHIPS, TASK FORCES, WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE