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Title Computers in Patient Care
Author(s) G. Octo Barnett, MD
Source NEJM, Vol. 279, No. 24, Pages 1321-1327
Publication Date Dec. 12, 1968
Abstract This review covers seven of the major areas of computer applications in medicine circa 1968: medical diagnosis; clinical laboratory; screening; patient monitoring; medical record; automated medical history; and hospital information systems. The emphasis of the review is on functional areas of medical practice and the impact of the technology on these areas rather than on specific computer systems or programs.

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