Michael A. Jenkin

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One of the characteristics of medical information systems, which have been most successful in being integrated into the patient care process, is a cordial type of human interface that embodies a form of input/output generator software coupled with a terminal device that facilitates the selection of input data elements from lists or “menus.” This paper(More)
Success is the word used most often to describe El Camino Hospital's computerized medical information system. Operational since 1972, the system has gained total support from virtually all hospital personnel. Physicians, nurses, and administrative people use the system routinely as part of their day-to-day activities. HEW-sponsored studies have heralded the(More)
Emerging progress in clinical applications of patient care computing is identified. The essential clinical skill is understanding what data are appropriate in any given patient care situation and extracting enough information to make the correct management decision. The value of the computer has less to do with the internal intellectual process of diagnosis(More)
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