This paper describes the design and development of a microcomputer-based information system to assist a general practice in the management of patient medical records. The system consists of a main file, supported by a range of auxiliary files. Coding systems are extensively used to economize on storage space requirements and to facilitate entry and retrieval of patient information. This paper demonstrates through a real case of system design that coding efficiency is of prime importance in information systems design for real-time response with limited storage.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||International Journal on Policy and Information|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1988|
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