Medical informatics : the generic interchange of comprehensive health data

Ellis, Jeremy Charles

Medical care; Information science; Computer software
October 1999

Thesis or dissertation


Rights
© 1999 Jeremy Charles Ellis. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.
Abstract

The objective of this project was to study the area of generic transfer of comprehensive medical data.The work presented in this thesis had as its main premise the belief that generic transfer of comprehensive medical data will help towards the goal of better healthcare particularly in an environment of shared care. It studied the main methods of data transfer available at present, and as a result carried out an in depth review of one such method adopted by the National Health Service (NHS). Criticism of this method was made. These criticisms lead on to the development of an alternative method of generic data transfer based on an emerging European standard for the storage of medical data. This in turn led on to the consideration of data in legacy systems. Finally, an evaluation of the developed method was undertaken.

Publisher
Institute of Health Studies, The University of Hull
Supervisor
Grubb, Penelope Ann
Qualification level
Doctoral
Qualification name
PhD
Language
English
Extent
Filesize: 14,534KB
Identifier
hull:4636
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