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AuthorKuperman, Gilad J. author
TitleHELP: A Dynamic Hospital Information System [electronic resource] / by Gilad J. Kuperman, Reed M. Gardner, T. Allan Pryor
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1991
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Descript XXIII, 334 p. online resource


This monograph series is intended to provide medical information scienยญ tists, health care administrators, health care providers, and computer sciยญ ence professionals with successful examples and experiences of computer applications in health care settings. Through the exposition of these comยญ puter applications, we attempt to show what is effective and efficient and hopefully provide some guidance on the acquisition or design of informaยญ tion systems so that costly mistakes can be avoided. The health care industry is currently being pushed and pulled from all directions - from the clinical side to increase quality of care, from the busiยญ ness side to improve financial stability, from the legal and regulatory sides to provide more detailed documentation, and, in a university environment, to provide more data for research and improved opportunities for educaยญ tion. Medical information systems sit in the middle of all these demands. They are not only asked to provide more, better, and more timely informaยญ tion but also to interact with and monitor the process of health care itself by providing clinical reminders, warnings about adverse drug interactions, alerts to questionable treatment, alarms for security breaches, mail mesยญ sages, workload schedules, etc. Clearly, medical information systems are functionally very rich and demand quick response time and a high level of security. They can be classified as very complex systems and, from a develยญ oper's perspective, as 'risky' systems


I. Overview of the HELP System -- 1. History of the HELP System -- 2. HELP System Hardware -- 3. The Data Dictionary and Data and File Structures -- 4. HELP System Interfaces -- 5. Decision Support on the HELP System -- 6. Current Usage of the HELP System -- II. Administrative Functions on the HELP System -- 7. Admit-Discharge-Transfer Functions -- 8. Medical Records Functions -- 9. Computerized Data in Quality Assurance -- 10. Surgery Scheduling -- 11. Miscellaneous Administrative Functions -- III. Use of the HELP System in the Intensive and Acute Care Units -- 12. The HELP System in the Intensive Care Units -- 13. Nursing Information System -- 14. Computerized Respiratory Care Charting -- 15. The Pharmacy Application of the HELP System -- 16. The LDS Hospital Laboratory System -- 17. Computerized Laboratory Alerting System -- 18. Computerized Infectious Disease Monitor -- 19. Computerized Blood Gas Interpretation and Reporting -- 20. Medical Information Bus -- 21. Hemodynamic Monitoring -- 22. Computerized Total Parenteral Nutrition Ordering and Nutritional Therapy Monitoring -- 23. Computerized Protocols for Ventilator Management -- 24. Surgery Monitoring on the HELP System -- 25.1 Overview -- IV. Other Clinical Applications on the HELP System -- 26. Blood Ordering on the HELP System -- 27. Computerized Gathering of Cardiac Catheterization Data -- 28. Electrocardiograms on the HELP System -- 29. Use of the HELP System by Radiology -- 30. Computerized Pulmonary Function Testing -- 31. Physiciansโ{128}{153} Remote Call-In Network -- 32. Computerized Urinary Catheter Culture Monitoring -- V. Inactive or Experimental HELP System Modules -- 33. Computerized History Taking on the HELP System: Initial Efforts, Goals, Methods, and Evaluations -- 34. Computer-Assisted Pregnancy Management -- 35. Currently Inactive HELP Programs -- Appendix A: Acknowledgments -- Appendix B: HELP System Dissertations and Theses -- Appendix C: HELP System Publications -- Appendix D: LDS Hospital Statistics for 1990

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