Computer-aided information system to support direct patient care. The application of a hand-held data collector in a department of medicine

Yoram Levo*, Mordechai Averbuch, Zamir Halpern, Pinchas Jordan

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Abstract

In the pilot study, described herein, we have tried to develop a computerized system to assist and improve medical and nursing care. Our major goal was to bring the computer to the patient's bedside. This was achieved by a Hand-Held Data Collector, which is easy to carry and operate, and has a big enough memory. In this preliminary study, we have developed appropriate software specifically designed to reflect the daily activities and needs of a department of medicine. Using this software, we have demonstrated that all 'clinical events' and routine tasks of the department can be managed via the Hand-Held Data Collector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Bio-Medical Computing
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1987

Keywords

  • Computer
  • Department of Medicine
  • Health care
  • Information system
  • Portable data collector

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