Database Query Interface for Medical Information Systems

  • M. H. Williams
  • G. Muirhead
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)


With the development of multimedia technology, there is considerable interest from the medical profession in developing multimedia information systems which can be used to store patient records which include the full set of patient information. In order to use such systems one needs powerful but simple user-friendly interfaces. MIDWIFE (Multi-media Information Database With Intelligent Front End) has been designed to meet these requirements. The basic concepts and model for interaction are described. The use of a hypertext-like approach is an important element in this. The use of browse mode for inspecting results fits well with this notion and is important for a medical information system.


Relational Database Target User Medical Information System Multimedia Technology Health Care User 
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© British Computer Society 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Williams
    • 1
  • G. Muirhead
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and Electrical EngineeringHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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