Medical Informatics Europe ’90

Proceedings, Glasgow, Scotland, August 20–23, 1990

  • Rory O’Moore
  • Stellan Bengtsson
  • John R. Bryant
  • John S. Bryden

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Clinical Information Systems I & II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. J. Keith Smith, Andrew Capey, Philip Reeves
      Pages 3-6
    3. S. Bassham, L. R. Fletcher, P. Soden
      Pages 7-10
    4. Ruth Kitzes-Cohen
      Pages 16-18
    5. Romilly Gregory, Mark Leaning, John Summerfield
      Pages 19-24
    6. Claire L. Bowes, Seppo Kalli, James R. W. Hunter, Kenneth Gilhooly, Claudio Ambroso, Mark L. Leaning et al.
      Pages 25-28
    7. A. G. Oliveira, V. D. Raposo, A. P. Azevedo, N. C. Salgado, Ivo Almeida, A. M. Silva et al.
      Pages 34-35
    8. A. G. Oliveira, V. D. Raposo, A. P. Azevedo, N. C. Salgado, Ivo Almeida, A. M. Silva et al.
      Pages 43-44
    9. J. Holland
      Pages 48-53
  3. Community & Primary Care I & II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. James G. Anderson, Stephen J. Jay, John B. Zimmerer, Reza S. Farid, Barbara Lucas, Mary Rodgers et al.
      Pages 57-60
    3. Andrzej Glowinski, Mike O’Neil, John Fox, Colin Gordon
      Pages 66-72
    4. T. J. Howkins, S. Kay, A. L. Rector, C. A. Goble, B. Horan, A. Nowlan et al.
      Pages 73-78

About these proceedings


The software has been developed in Smalltalk80 [1] on SUN and Apple Macintosh computers. Smalltalk80 is an object-oriented programming system which permits rapid prototyping. The need for prototyping in the specification of general practitioner systems was highlighted as long ago as 1980 [4] and is essential to the user -centred philosophy of the project. The goal is a hardware independent system usable on any equipment capable of supporting an integrated environment for handling both textual and graphics and 'point and select' interaction. The architecture is extensible and provides a platform for future experimention with technical advances such as touch screens and voice technology. User Interface Management Systems (UIMS) technology is developing rapidly offering a number of techniques which allow the abstract design of the interface to be separated from the screen/display management on one hand and the internal workings of the application on the other. [2] The importance of this 'layered' approach is that such techniques enable the user to tailor the application to his/her individual preferences and the design team has included and developed many of these ideas into the design. 7. Conclusion: Value Added to Health.


Gesundheitswesen Informationstechnologie healthcare informatics information technology medical informatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Rory O’Moore
    • 1
  • Stellan Bengtsson
    • 2
  • John R. Bryant
    • 3
  • John S. Bryden
    • 4
  1. 1.The Federated Dublin Voluntary HospitalsSt. James’ HospitalDublin 8Ireland
  2. 2.Department of Clinical BacteriologyUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Caer GwentSt. Paul’s HospitalWinchesterEngland
  4. 4.Department of Public Health MedicineGreater Glasgow Health BoardGlasgowScotland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52936-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51659-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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