The Diffusion of Computer Applications in Medical Settings
Medical information science, or medical informatics, has been defined as the application of computer science, information technology, and communication systems to medicine . During the past 30 years, medical computing has progressed from the processing of data and information to its current concern with the application of rules that define relationships between information and data . Current areas of research and development include: clinical decision support systems, clinical data bases, clinical specialty systems, and continuing medical education.
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