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Practical experience with graphical user interfaces and object-oriented design in the clinical laboratory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8168254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The computing strategy in our laboratories evolved from research in Artificial Intelligence, and is based on powerful software tools running on high performance desktop computers with a graphical user interface. This allows most tasks to be regarded as design problems rather than implementation projects, and both rapid prototyping and an object-oriented approach to be employed during the in-house development and enhancement of the laboratory information systems. The practical application of this strategy is discussed, with particular reference to the system designer, the laboratory user and the laboratory customer. Routine operation covers five departments, and the systems are stable, flexible and well accepted by the users. Client-server computing, currently undergoing final trials, is seen as the key to further development, and this approach to Pathology computing has considerable potential for the future.
I G Wells; R Y Cartwright; L P Farnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry     Volume:  222     ISSN:  0009-8981     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chim. Acta     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-27     Completed Date:  1994-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302422     Medline TA:  Clin Chim Acta     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition, St. Luke's Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Laboratory Information Systems*
Computer Graphics

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