M-Stef I A Microcomputer Network-Based Clinical Support System

  • D. Leposa
  • Gy. Turchányi
  • L. Péterbencze
  • S. Pintér
  • A. Jávor
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 25)

Abstract

since 1981 more than 4.000 patient per year have been dealt with STEFI(based on standardized features and information of medicine), wich is a comprehensive in-and outpatient interactive medical record system in standalone hardware environmait. Analysing the experiences) the advanteges and drawbacks of STEFI operation have been planned the M-STEFI system. Its hardware environment is a two-level bus topology local area network, in wich the higher level is the hospital bus, the lower one is the working office subnetwork, wich contains a file server and some (max.8.) working stations. M-STEFI has a user friendly, fast and convenient interaction between medical doctors and computer system via a menu technique (u- sing memory disk and a self study process to reduce access time to the menu-descript ion file). Important is the code independent from the menu-descpiption file, so the M-STEFI system is capable to include any code system (SNOMED, WHO-ICT or auy special code). Its modularity and flexibility are resulted from the data inde-pendence, the portability from PASCAL implementation. The extension of menu-description file concept makes possible the parameterised description of relatively simple algebraic or logic algorythms and warnings, wich can be altered without modification of the program. M-STEFI’s standardized data are encoded but the retrieved data are free-text like. This highly structured data are suitable for real-time processing in standalone or in connected environment via the LAN and can be stored in a database. Our future plan is to create the logical and physical connection between M-STEFI and our pilot expert system.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Leposa
    • 1
  • Gy. Turchányi
    • 1
  • L. Péterbencze
    • 1
  • S. Pintér
    • 1
  • A. Jávor
    • 1
  1. 1.Documentation and Information CentreTolna County HospitalSzekszárdHungary

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