PEN&PAD: A Multi-Lingual Patient Care Workstation based on a Unified Representation of the Medical Record and Medical Terminology

  • W A Nowlan
  • S Kay
  • A L Rector
  • B Horan
  • A Wilson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)

Abstract

PEN&PAD is prototype patient care workstation developed using a process of user centred design. Our goal is a radically improved human computer environment for doctors and other clinicians which will be useful and usable in routine patient care. PEN&PAD is a complete clinical record system based on the ideas described elsewhere in this conference [1]. It uses a unified knowledge based representation of the medical record and medical terminology, Structured Meta Knowledge (SMK) [2].

Keywords

Europe 

References

  1. 1.
    Kay, S, Rector, AL, Nowlan, WA, Goble, CA, Horan, B, Howkins, TJ and Wilson, A, 1991, What Should we mean by ‘An Electronic Medical Record’ ?, these proceedings.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Rector, AL, Nowlan, WA, Kay, S, 1990, “Unifying Medical Knowledge using an architecture based on descriptions”, in Proceedings of the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, pp. 190–194, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, California.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Rector, AL, Fitter, M, Horan, Wilson, A, Kay, S, Newton, PD, Nowlan, WA, Robinson, D, 1991, “User Centred Design and Formative Evaluation in the Design of a Clinical Workstation: The PEN&PAD Experience”, submitted to SCAMC’91.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • W A Nowlan
    • 1
  • S Kay
    • 1
  • A L Rector
    • 1
  • B Horan
    • 1
  • A Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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