386 computer: a solution to 'computer lag' in medical practice.

  • Amanda E. Davis
  • Published 1990 in
    Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…


Physicians have been quick to utilize computers in the business aspects of medical practice. The movement of computers into clinical medicine, however, especially in office practice, has been much slower. The main reason for this "computer lag" is suggested to be the inability of most computer systems to handle the numerous tasks often occurring concurrently in a medical practice. The 386 computer, with multitasking capabilities, can manage this type of information flow and could allow the entry of computers into daily office medical practice.

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@article{Davis1990386CA, title={386 computer: a solution to 'computer lag' in medical practice.}, author={Amanda E. Davis}, journal={Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien}, year={1990}, volume={36}, pages={1425-7} }