Accession Number : ADA325018

Title :   ICUBASE-A Distributed Database for Support of Clinical Data Input and Coding on the World Wide Web.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Mirrow, Joseph B.

PDF Url : ADA325018

Report Date : 12 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : The ICuBase project involved the creation of a generic, modular application for input and coding of medical data via the World Wide Web. A distributed database is used in conjunction with modular, Hypertext Markup Language input forms to create a scalable application interface. A unique navigation system was also developed to facilitate user interface. Clinical coding is accomplished by means of 'coding engines' that utilize clinical coding databases to generate accurate medical codes during data input. The coding engines are modular so that any externally written application may incorporate this functionality for use in new clinical systems. Physicians using the system were able to accurately code medical data using these external, web-based resources. Overall, trial physician users were satisfied with the application interface and the coding engines.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, *INTERNET, DATA PROCESSING, INPUT, GLOBAL, DISTRIBUTION, INTERFACES, ACCURACY, PARALLEL PROCESSING, CODING, MEDICINE, NAVIGATION, SCALING FACTOR, USER NEEDS, PHYSICIANS, HYPERTEXT, WEBS(SHEETS).

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE