Development History

  • Bruce I. Blum
Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)


This chapter presents a historical overview of the OCIS. Because the OCIS is a software system, this history is necessarily one of software development. There are two basic themes in this chapter. The first, which is consistent with the central focus of this book, concentrates on what the OCIS does and how it is used. The second is that of software implementation—especially in the context of clinical information systems. In this view the OCIS is considered a case study.


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  1. There clearly is no need for any OCIS references. However, for readers interested in the software process, there is a collection in this series called Implementing Health Care Information Systems(H.F. Orthner and B.I. Blum, Editors, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989). It includes chapters on software development, MUMPS, and TEDIUM. For readers wishing additional information about MUMPS, the MUMPS Users’ Group offers primers and reference manuals. Their address is MUG, 4321 Hartwick Road, College Park, MD 20740. A more complete discussion of TEDIUM is available in B.I. Blum, TEDIUM and the Software Process, MIT Press, Boston, MA, 1989Google Scholar

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