Implementing Health Care Information Systems

  • Helmuth F. Orthner
  • Bruce I. Blum

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. I. Blum, H. F. Orthner
      Pages 3-21
    3. B. I. Blum
      Pages 22-29
  3. Understanding the Domain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. W. Ed Hammond, W. W. Stead
      Pages 33-66
    3. C. J. McDonald, W. Tierney, L. Blevins
      Pages 67-84
    4. J.-R. Scherrer, R. Baud, A Brisebarre, E. Messmer, A. Assimacopoulos, A. Rougé et al.
      Pages 100-122
    5. Charles Safran, Douglas Porter
      Pages 123-132
    6. Stephen G. Tolchin, Wendy Barta, Kenneth Harkness
      Pages 149-163
  4. Special Considerations for Health Care Systems

  5. Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-276
    2. B. I. Blum
      Pages 277-295
    3. B. I. Blum
      Pages 313-352
    4. Robert L. Blum, Michael G. Walker
      Pages 353-364
    5. T. Allan Pryor, Homer R. Warner, Reed M. Gardner, Paul D. Clayton, Peter J. Haug
      Pages 365-383
    6. M. J. Straube, W. E. Hammond, W. W. Stead
      Pages 384-395
    7. B. I. Blum, H. F. Orthner
      Pages 396-420
    8. J. S. Duisterhout, B. Franken
      Pages 421-434
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-438

About this book


This series in Computers and Medicine had its origins when I met Jerry Stone of Springer-Verlag at a SCAMC meeting in 1982. We determined that there was a need for good collections of papers that would help disseminate the results of research and application in this field. I had already decided to do what is now Information Systems for Patient Care, and Jerry contributed the idea of making it part of a series. In 1984 the first book was published, and-thanks to Jerry's efforts - Computers and Medicine was underway. Since that time, there have been many changes. Sadly, Jerry died at a very early age and cannot share in the success of the series that he helped found. On the bright side, however, many of the early goals of the series have been met. As the result of equipment improvements and the consequent lowering of costs, com­ puters are being used in a growing number of medical applications, and the health care community is very computer literate. Thus, the focus of concern has turned from learning about the technology to understanding how that technology can be exploited in a medical environment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helmuth F. Orthner
    • 1
  • Bruce I. Blum
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic Computer ServicesGeorge Washington University Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Applied Physics LaboratoryJohns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8122-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3488-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1909
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