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A Patient Data Management System for a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

A computer-based system is being developed in collaboration with the Montreal Children's Hospital for the management of patient data in a pediatric ICU. It is based on a local area network interconnecting the bedside monitors of 14 beds for continuous data acquisition and automated storage of patient vital sign data. An IBM PS/2 personal computer running OS/2 is interfaced to this network permitting software modules to interactively view graphic trends of vital signs in color, manage the fluid balance data, and generate hard copy reports on a color printer. Neural networks, expert systems, and multimedia are being integrated into this environment.

F. A. Carnevale (The Montreal Children's Hospital), R. D. Gottessman (The Montreal Children's Hospital), A.S. Malowany

Thierry Baron
Mon Nov 13 10:43:02 EST 1995