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Childrens' health, community networks, and the NII: making the connections
Author(s): Larry Deutsch; Joseph D. Bronzino; Samuel J. Farmer
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Paper Abstract

To provide quality health care, clinicians need to be well informed. For health care to be cost effective and efficient, redundant services must be eliminated. Urban centers and rural areas need regional health information networks to ensure that primary health care is delivered with good continuity and coordination among providers. This paper describes the development of a city-wide computer-based pediatric health care network to improve decision-making and follow-through, and to provide aggregate data for public health purposes. The design criteria and process for this regional system are presented, addressing issues of network architecture, establishment of a uniform data base, and confidentiality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2618, Health Care Information Infrastructure, (9 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231662
Show Author Affiliations
Larry Deutsch, Hartford Primary Care Consortium (United States)
Joseph D. Bronzino, Hartford Primary Care Consortium (United States)
Samuel J. Farmer, Hartford Primary Care Consortium (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2618:
Health Care Information Infrastructure
Luis G. Kun, Editor(s)

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