Integration of Database and Hypertextual Technologies in Designing a Clinical Information System
This paper presents a Clinical Information System (CIS) architecture which has the ability to integrate different functions performed by autonomous clinical structures. The basic idea is the use of hypertextual technologies, in order to model an effective management of complex objects (medical information) which interact in the context of hierarchical structures (clinical departments). The relational databases are shown to provide a reasonable platform to implement the presented architecture as well as to support medical information retrieval. Finally, the paper describes an application which is currently in use in a large academic clinic.
KeywordsText Component Medical Report Clinical Information System Clinical Function Information System Architecture
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