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By John P. Enterline, Raymond E.Jr. Lenhard, Bruce I. Blum

A scientific info approach for Oncology describes a scientific info process designed and applied in a melanoma heart yet with wide applicability to scientific perform past the melanoma heart atmosphere in either inpatient and outpatient settings. considered as ahead having a look in 1978, the process has the excellence of nonetheless being in construction. certainly, its performance has persevered to develop and its technical implementation to adapt with the altering know-how during the last decade. The authors element the capabilities supported through this certain process, illustrate the way it assists within the care method, assessment its improvement heritage, and overview its effect at the supply of care by way of fee, person delight, and efficacy. in contrast to a lot info expertise, the method is an lively player in clinical selection making: it contains finished instruments for coping with and showing scientific facts; instantly produces care plans from protocols; and lines distinct instruments which help the potent use of blood items. execs in scientific informatics, clinic directors, and physicians will locate this ebook a necessary addition to their expert library.

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MOTHER AND SISTER WITH BREAST CARCINOMA - MOTHER DIED WITH CARCINOMA. HYPERTENSION NEG NEG SECRETARY N/S :ONSET OF SYMPTOMS: :FAMILY HISTORY: :MEDICAL HISTORY: :CONGENITAL DEFECTS: :ALLERGY: :OCCUPATION: : EXPOSURE: : COMMENTS: :----------------------------------------------------------------------------: : FOLLOW UP :----------------------------------------------------------------------------: DATE LST SN 09/87 11/87 02/88 COND NED NED NED QUAL SU SU SU SOURCE COMMENTS PER MED ONC PER ONC OPD NOTE PER RAD ONC CLINIC NOTE :----------------------------------------------------------------------------: :PHYSICIAN/HOSPITAL REFERENCE PHYSICIAN,TEST REFERRING/FOLLOWING PHYSICIAN 413 TULIP LANE ANYWHERE, MI 49043 1-555-1212 :MED ONe CLINIC LAST VISITED :----------------------------------------------------------------------------: END OF· ABSTRACT 2.

Data requests are scrutinized with regard to the resulting use of data and are cleared through the internal Clinical Research Committee. All requests are accompanied by a formal commitment to maintain patient confidentiality. Additional restrictions are placed on requests for research data coming from outside the Oncology Center. Within the Center, there also is an increasing trend toward the electronic transfer of data between systems. Because OCIS was designed for clinical patient management, the structure of the OCIS database may require reformatting to manage some aspects of clinical research.

2. Data Management in Clinical Decision Making 23 The next philosophic issue to be resolved involves the kinds of knowledge to be used by the system. In an artificial intelligence paradigm, the goal is to have the necessary knowledge stored in the computer to guide the diagnostic or patient management decision making. Heuristics provide satisfactory (as opposed to optimal) advice, and much of the effort in developing a knowledge-based system goes into the process of collecting and formalizing that knowledge base (an activity called knowledge engineering).

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