© 1989

A Clinical Information System for Oncology

  • John P. Enterline
  • Raymond E. LenhardJr.
  • Bruce I. Blum

Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John P. Enterline, Raymond E. Lenhard Jr., Bruce I. Blum
      Pages 1-21
    3. Raymond E. Lenhard Jr.
      Pages 22-38
    4. Bruce I. Blum
      Pages 39-71
  3. Functional Description

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 72-72
    2. Gloria J. Stuart, Bruce I. Blum, Raymond E. Lenhard Jr.
      Pages 73-108
    3. Bruce I. Blum
      Pages 109-138
    4. Patricia M. Harwood, Jean P. Causey, Suanne Goldberger
      Pages 139-160
    5. Hayden G. Braine
      Pages 161-177
    6. Sara J. Perkel, Gloria Stewart, Lisa Lattal, Linda M. Arenth, Catherine Kelleher, Anne Kammer et al.
      Pages 178-216
  4. Evaluation and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. John P. Enterline
      Pages 217-240
    3. Elizabeth E. McColligan
      Pages 241-259
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 261-268

About this book


A Clinical Information System for Oncology describes a medical information system designed and implemented in a cancer center but with broad applicability to medical practice beyond the cancer center environment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Regarded as forward looking in 1978, the system has the distinction of still being in production. Indeed, its functionality has continued to grow and its technical implementation to evolve with the changing technology over the last decade. The authors detail the functions supported by this unique system, illustrate how it assists in the care process, review its development history, and evaluate its impact on the delivery of care in terms of cost, user satisfaction, and efficacy. Unlike much information technology, the system is an active participant in medical decision making: it includes comprehensive tools for managing and displaying clinical data; automatically produces care plans from protocols; and features unique tools which support the effective use of blood products. Professionals in medical informatics, hospital administrators, and physicians will find this book a valuable addition to their professional library.


Hospital computerassistierte Detektion evaluation informatics information technology medical informatics

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Enterline
    • 1
  • Raymond E. LenhardJr.
    • 2
  • Bruce I. Blum
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Systems The Johns Hopkins Oncology CenterThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Information SystemThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Applied Physics LaboratoryThe Johns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Clinical Information System for Oncology
  • Editors John P. Enterline
    Raymond E.Jr. Lenhard
    Bruce I. Blum
  • Series Title Computers and Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96956-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8187-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3638-2
  • Series ISSN 1431-1909
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
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