Medical Informatics Berlin 1979

International Conference on Medical Computing Berlin, September 17–20, 1979 Proceedings

  • B. Barber
  • F. Grémy
  • K. Überla
  • G. Wagner

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Community Health Care

    1. Models of Health Care Systems

      1. Norman T. J. Bailey, J. L. Duppenthaler
        Pages 1-8
      2. T. L. Dunn, N. Hughes, M. Luck, G. Overton
        Pages 9-17
    2. Teaching Medicine and Medical Informatics

    3. Privacy

      1. Hans Peterson, Britt-Inger Niemi-Johansson, Ann-Marie Lind, Olle Melin, Kai Thurfors
        Pages 106-116
    4. Performance Evaluation

      1. Gunnel Månson, Sigward Carlsson, Lars Edblad, Lennart Green, Björn Lindelöw, Hans Peterson et al.
        Pages 131-139
      2. C. Sauermann, U. Kassner, H. Hirsch
        Pages 156-165
    5. Epidemiology

      1. S. Mariotti, R. Capocaccia, P. Corradini, G. Farchi, S. Giampaoli, A. Menotti et al.
        Pages 176-185
      2. E. P. Broszio, K. Naumann
        Pages 186-195

About these proceedings


The HIB 79 Congress is the second one organized by the European Federation for l-iedical Informatics (EFMI). The host society is the "Deutsche Gesellschaft fur l-ledizinische Dokurnentation, Informatik und Statistik (GMDS) who are holding their 24th annual meeting at this time. The program of MIB 79 covers every aspect of the application of information science to medicine and public health, and as such respresents the state of the art. Medical Informatics (M. I. ) is now at a turning pOint. To date, despite the efforts made by specialists in many countries, the balance sheet of M. I. remains rather poor. One of the reasons for this situation is the fact that the computers of yesterday were the prerogative of an elite of users. They were expensive, difficult to use, remot. e from the users, and mainly in the hands of a sacerdotal caste of data processing speciali sts • In the future, data processing facilities will be cheap, easy to handle, and immediately accessible. Data processing will have a chance of becoming truly democratic thanks to two important and complementary trends in computer technology: 1. a network due to computer communication partnership; 2. miniaturization due to the dramatic expansion of micro-processor and computer technology. IV The combination of these two main hardware achievements for which some neologisms have been invented - "compunication" \ in the USA and "telEnnatique" in France - will lead to a completely new way of processing data which may be called "distributed informatics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. Barber
    • 1
  • F. Grémy
    • 2
  • K. Überla
    • 3
  • G. Wagner
    • 4
  1. 1.North East Thames Regional Health AuthorityLondonGreat Britain
  2. 2.Département de Biophysique et de BiomathématiquesUniversité Paris VIParis 13èmeFrance
  3. 3.Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Statistik und BiomathematikLudwig-Maximilian-UniversitätMünchen 70Deutschland
  4. 4.Institut für Dokumentation, Information und StatistikDeutsches KrebsforschungszentrumHeidelberg 1Deutschland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-09549-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93120-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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