Evaluation d’un Systeme Informatique de Laboratoire a Partir de la Simulation d’une Journee de Travail au Laboratoire

  • B. Huet
  • J. Martin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 11)


The estimate of an information processing system for a clinical laboratory, led us to realize a virtual system, this one has been elaborated during an experimental approach organized in two sequential phases : modelling and simulation from a configuration based upon a mini computer and data acquisition and preprocessing modules.

The resulting product is an analysis in processes and processors of one day’s activity of the clinical laboratory with possibility of specializing each laboratory simulation.

The programs of simulation are written in SIMULA (process - oriented - language) and run on a large scale computer.

The parameters of this virtual system concern on one part Man-Machine relationship : global acceptability of the users face to the system, definition of Man Machine dialogues with sizing of VDUS; on the other part technical specifications of the data acquisition + Preprocessing modules, estimate of the rate of the printer, estimate of REPROM and RAM, minimal estimation of disk storage.

The debate sets up around two subjects : are the parameters necessary and sufficient ? How will be the step going from the virtual system to the real system realized ?

The interest of this tool is large for the users.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Huet
    • 1
  • J. Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Informatique Médicale, UER de BobignyCHU Paris-NordBobigny CedexFrance
  2. 2.Informatique Médicale, Faculté de Médecine (NANCY)Groupe INSERM 115Vandoeuvre-Les-NancyFrance

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