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An integrated system for the multimedia management of images and clinical information has been developed at the Isituto Nazionale Neurologico C. Besta in Milan. The Institute physicians have the daily need of consulting images coming from various modalities. The high volume of archived material and the need of retrieving and displaying new and past images… (More)
UNLABELLED This paper describes teh automatic procedure for a clinical record management in a Neurosurgery ward. The automated record allows the storage, querying and effective management of clinical data. This is useful during the patient stay and also for data processing and analysis aiming at clinical research and statistical studies. The clinical record… (More)
The aim of this paper was to describe exhaustively, but concisely, the matter of the health technology assessment. It is a method of evaluating health technologies based on principles and tools of Evidence Based Medicine. We started from etymology to speak about its definition and implementation methodology. Moreover we guide the reader throughout the… (More)
According to health politicians at present, the modernisation of the health care system is a continuous task of the health policy of governments. The core of this modernisation: to have information about the needs of the population and the patients, to ensure immaterial and material conditions of health care, to organise and direct the process of health… (More)
This paper describes an integrated system in Prolog that permits the creation of a personal Knowledge Base to express and formalize specialist knowledge in medicine. Formalisms used are production rules and frames. The integrated system is able to manage data and knowledge stored in a database built in M Technology (MUMPS).