The initial thrust to establish a computer-based laboratory system was formulated in 1970. The departmental faculty had been exposed to other laboratories in which computers were being utilized. They believed the hospital would be better served using this type of report-generating system. At that time, the hospital employed a cumulative record system in which each one of the laboratory areas had a separate report card (Fig. 14) . The data was written in columns headed by date and time and kept in divisional baskets for copying on a daily basis.
KeywordsHistorical Background Entry Mode Departmental Faculty Medical Information System Card System
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