David A. Trace

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This paper describes an automated medical record designed to allow providers to enter patient data at the point of care. The system runs on PCs and Macintoshes and uses a graphical user interface and object-oriented programming to take advantage of current mouse and pen technologies. The provider acquires all relevant patient data by pointing and clicking(More)
MEDAS, a Bayesian diagnostic system, includes a Feature Dictionary that contains descriptions of signs, symptoms, and test results, along with alternate medical terminology used in various fields and parts of the country. The Feature Dictionary has now been expanded to include feature interactions to support test selection and treatment protocols. The(More)
Patient involvement in the health care process is very important to any attempt to improve health care quality and patient satisfaction. Although many computerized medical record systems have been introduced, physicians are the only players in the process of data collection and interpretation. A computerized version of the Health Status Questionnaire has(More)