A medical information relational database system (MIRDS)

Jeffrey R. Budd, Warren J. Warwick, Catherine L. Wielinski, Stanley M Finkelstein

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A medical information relational database system (MIRDS) which is resident on a relational database machine and is accessed via microcomputers has been created for a pediatric pulmonary division of a research hospital. The power and flexibility of MIRDS has permitted the integration of clinical tasks, research interests, and laboratory functions. Procedures have been devised to assure data integrity, allow flexibility in data retrievals, produce standardized report formats, and permit data access for users with a wide range of query expertise. There are few impediments to the integration of additional clinical, research, and laboratory functions as the system evolves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-433
Number of pages15
JournalComputers and Biomedical Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1988

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* This work was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health Grants 5-PSO-HL-27355 and l-ROl-HL-37504-01.


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