Computers and the General Practitioner

Computers and the General Practitioner

Proceedings of the GP-Info Symposium, London, 1980

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Editors: Alastair Malcolm, John Poyser
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189994

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Computers and the General Practitioner focuses on the applications of computers in various aspects of health service, including ECG analysis, primary care, and diagnosis. The selection first tackles general practice and technological promise and experience of pioneers. Topics include information systems and general practice, trends in silicon chip technology, and problems of computer usage in National Health Service practice. The publication then examines security in computer controlled information systems and national strategy for primary care computing, including security defenses, linked systems, cryptography, and basic system. The text takes a look at the computer education of the general practitioner, use of computers in the consulting room, and ECG analysis by computer in general practice. Discussions focus on the problems associated with educating doctors, features of a heuristic system, and the function of the computer as a general practitioner's diagnostic assistant. The selection is a dependable source of data for doctors and readers interested in exploring the applications of computers in health services.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 General Practice and Technological Promise

    Chapter 2 The Experience of Some Pioneers

    Chapter 3 Security in Computer Controlled Information Systems

    Chapter 4 A National Strategy for Primary Care Computing

    Chapter 5 The Computer Education of the General Practitioner

    Chapter 6 Computers in the Consulting Room

    Chapter 7 The Computer and Audit

    Chapter 8 ECG Analysis by Computer in General Practice

    Chapter 9 After Thoughts

    Chapter 10 Computers, Doctors, Patients and the 80s

    Chapter 11 My World is Tomorrow


    Abstracts of Papers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 138
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189994

About the Editors

Alastair Malcolm

John Poyser

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