The Future of Computerized Decision Support in Critical Care
Human, cultural, and sociological issues relating to how computers will be used in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Standardization in medicine and the ability to share medical knowledge will be essential.
Expanded medical knowledge will lead to better patient care.
Hardware and software will continue to advance at a rapid rate.
Data acquisition methods and instrumentation will provide more accurate, timely, and less expensive measurements.
Sharing of computer and clinical knowledge in computer form will become common and encouraged by government and the clinical community.
Better methods for prognostic decision-making will enable medical practitioners and society to make better ethical decisions about health care.
KeywordsIntensive Care Unit Medical Knowledge Pulse Oximeter Unify Medical Language System Flat Panel Display
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