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The Concept of a Ward Information System

  • R. Baud
  • J.-R. Scherrer
  • J. Coignard
  • L. Lucas
  • P. Degoulet
  • F.-C. Jean
  • M.-C. Jaulent
  • A. Springub
  • U. Engelmann
  • H.-P. Meinzer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)

Abstract

The Ward Information System (WIS) is certainly a goal to be reached before the end of the current decade, and quite a number of medical software designers are working on this subject. This paper offers some basic objectives, based on a long experience with a Hospital Information System (HIS) and expresses what is thought to be the essential users’ requirements. A taxonomy of the WIS functions is then proposed in a three by three grid, totalizing to 46 functions, each more or less independent of the others.

Considerations are also presented about the WIS “look and feel”, as the resulting implementation of a prototype of a WIS environment. This work was carried out within an AIM project of the CEE, under the name of HéLIOS [Dego90].

Keywords

Hospital Information System Common Information Medical Order Exist Information System Patient Care Process 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Baud
    • 1
  • J.-R. Scherrer
    • 1
  • J. Coignard
    • 2
  • L. Lucas
    • 2
  • P. Degoulet
    • 3
  • F.-C. Jean
    • 3
  • M.-C. Jaulent
    • 3
  • A. Springub
    • 4
  • U. Engelmann
    • 4
  • H.-P. Meinzer
    • 4
  1. 1.University State Hospital of GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.CAP-SESA TertiaireParisFrance
  3. 3.Broussais University HospitalFrance
  4. 4.German Center for Cancer ResearchHeidelbergGermany

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