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This book discusses information processing in medicine and presents a new approach to it, the Berlin approach. By object-oriented analysis, modelling and design, the approach enables an evolutionary development according to the needs of the medical environment. Following this approach, medical applications are realised using a heterogeneous distributed information management system. The system provides integration and communication of multimedia information for medical services. Concepts, architectures and techniques for realisation are introduced. As a main topic, a medical patient record is implemented through coordination of medical information residing at different sites and systems. In addition, image processing and computer graphics as well as knowledge-based applications are studied. Topics discussed include: (i) improving quality in health care and medical diagnoses; (ii) data and information processing in medicine; (iii) image processing in medicine; (iv) integration and communication of medical patient information; (v) concepts, architecture and realisation of an open distributed heterogeneous management system for medicine; (vi) medical applications based on open distributed heterogeneous management.

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Authors: FLECK E, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DE);HANSEN H, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DE);OSWALD H, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DE);MAHR B (EDITORS), Technische Universität Berlin (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EN (1993) 350 pp.
Availability: IOS Press, Van Diemenstraat 94, 1013 CN Amsterdam (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 90 5199 123 1
Record Number: 199410134 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en