Scylla and Charybdis of Medical Computing

  • J. H. van Bemmel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 24)


The influence of computers on society has grown exponentially. Recently we experienced the advent of the personalized micros, the “intelligent” workstations or the decentralisation of so-called computer intelligence. We are now observing the impact of the wave of networks which most probably will turn over all systems that we have realized thus far. This has all great implications for education and training. After having discussed the changing society, we will see what challenges we meet and to what consequences this leads with respect to training at universities, nursing schools and other areas.


Inner Core Hospital Information System Medical Informatics Analysis Pattern Recognition Software Project Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. van Bemmel
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  1. 1.Dept. Medical InformaticsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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