Experiences with PATSY an Information System for Pathology

  • A. W. Zaiss
  • H.-E. Schaefer
  • R. Klar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)


The Institute of Pathology deals with more than 36.000 histological, cytological and autoptic reports each year. Furthermore it has to accomplish quite different tasks like patient care, research, teaching, management and tumor registry. Computers are used in all these fields. Thus the Institute a baseline organisation system for pathology has been installed since 1988. This system runs now for more than two years with any serious trouble like hardware failures or lost reports or inconsistency of the database. The system is upgraded to a large system with more than 60 terminals this year. PATSY software is written completely in MUMPS and supports all necessary tasks of the Institute. This paper describes the structure of the hardware and software in detail and discusses the advantages of our solution with regard to other published papers dealing with organisation systems for pathology.


Medical Informatics Order Entry Baseline System Inhouse Patient Large Scale Data Processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. W. Zaiss
    • 1
  • H.-E. Schaefer
    • 2
  • R. Klar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical InformaticsUniversity Hospital FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PathologyUniversity Hospital FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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