Design of an oncology clinical information system

Bruce I. Blum, Raymond E. Lenhard

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The use of complex multimodality treatment plans and the necessity for detailed, precisely timed collection of measurements of tumor response, drug toxicity, biochemical markers, and other specific parameters of therapeutic evaluation has created the need for a clinically oriented data system which can assist the oncologist in the organization, collection, and analysis of multiple pieces of research and treatment related data. To serve this need, a prototype computer~based system is in routine use at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, and an interactive Oncology Clinical Information System (OCIS) is being implemented to replace it. The OCIS will support the functions of therapy planning, data evaluation, and medical record keeping; it will also be integrated with the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Information System. This paper des=ribes the structure of the OCIS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1977 Annual Conference, ACM 1977
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450339216
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Annual Conference, ACM 1977 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Oct 16 1977Oct 19 1977

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1977 Annual Conference, ACM 1977


OtherACM Annual Conference, ACM 1977
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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