Distributed Processing Network

  • Ralph R. Grams


Large medical computer systems can be visualized and designed in at least two practical configurations. Using a “central” concept predicates a large host computer in which a single data base is maintained for interaction with a number of terminal users (Fig. 1) [1, 2]. In this configuration, the major expense is the central system itself, and the speed and access to the files are dependent on the data-base managing software. The obvious limitations of this design relate to the lack of failsafe redundancy and the high cost of the initial investment.


Medical Information System Interprocessor Communication Nursing Station Portable Terminal Remote Terminal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph R. Grams
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  1. 1.Medical Systems DivisionUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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