DESIGNING AN INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR A GENERAL PRACTICE: A CASE STUDY.

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal on Policy and Information
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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