Rafal Grams

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Medical records are the fulcrum of patient care activities. They represent the primary reference point with respect to the patient's medical status and long-term planning. A significant portion of the patient care dollar is invested in the medical record document and its handling. The most critical part of this process takes place in the physician's(More)
Laboratory computers have expanded in potential and are now capable of handling a communication system to support patient care. New technics and interactive software to expand this function are described and were developed because of serious deficiencies discovered in the hospital laboratory operation. New concepts in ordering of tests, collection and(More)
This paper describes a computer diagnostic system for malignant melanoma. The diagnostic system is a rule base system based on image analyses and works under the PC windows environment. It consists of seven modules: I/O module, Patient/Clinic database, image processing module, classification module, rule base module and system control module. In the system,(More)
Primary care demands a continuous flow of current pharmaceutical information to the front lines of patient services. With a wide spectrum of drugs to prescribe and a continuous production of new drug-related information, the practicing physician is faced with a social and professional mandate to deliver the most acceptable drug in a safe and efficacious(More)
As the healthcare system undergoes a transformation in scope and funding, there remain many unfinished projects which will be essential for the next generation of automated medical support services. The most demanding and labor intensive tasks for this new frontier deal with the accumulation of knowledge which can be used as a clinical database to support(More)
The National Survey of Hospital Data Processing contains a great wealth of information that the hospitals have contributed in respect to the trends and changes that are now occurring within our hospital data-processing environment. 2-5 We wish to thank all of those hospitals that have participated in this study and have been willing to provide the kind of(More)