Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 227–235 | Cite as

Development of a diagnostic and therapeutic simulation system based on patient data and specialist's knowledge. I. Simulation of diagnostic process

  • Y. Kurihara
  • Y. Kitazoe
  • Y. Okuhara
  • Y. Narita
  • T. Ozawa
Articles

Abstract

A new simulation system of diagnostic and therapeutic processes is developed. The aim is to train medical students for the practical use of their knowledge, utilizing patient data in a total hospital information system. The knowledge in the system is presented by the specialists for every case. In medical school there are many specialists in various fields. With their cooperation the system can grow up to a comprehensive CAI system for clinical education. The system is designed to work on the mainframe for easiness of development, maintenance and extensions of the system. The present framework has been applied to the simulation of diagnostic process. The usefulness of the present system has been confirmed by specialists and students.

Keywords

Information System Medical School Medical Student Patient Data Simulation System 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Kurihara
    • 1
  • Y. Kitazoe
    • 1
  • Y. Okuhara
    • 1
  • Y. Narita
    • 1
  • T. Ozawa
    • 2
  1. 1.From the Center of Medical Information ScienceKochi Medical SchoolNankokuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Geriatrics MedicineKochi Medical SchoolNankokuJapan

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