Accession Number : ADA198158


Title :   Navy Occupational Health Information Management System (NOHIMS). Users' Reference Manual. COSTAR (Computer-Stored Ambulatory Record System). Operators Guide


Corporate Author : NAVY REGIONAL DATA AUTOMATION CENTER WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a198158.pdf


Report Date : May 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : The objective of the Navy Occupational Health Information Management System (NOHIMS) is to provide an information system that will coordinate the components of the Navy's occupational health program in order to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. NOHIMS consists of two subsystems: (1) an industrial information component and (2) a medical information component. The industrial information component performs all of the functions required to identify individuals at risk and to insure that they are examined periodically. Therefore, the industrial subsystem contains personnel and environmental data. The industrial information component of NOHIMS has been designed and developed by the Naval Health Research Center. The Computer Stored Ambulatory Record System (COSTAR) is one of the two subsystems comprising NOHIMS. COSTAR is a medical information and communication system with software developed by Massachusetts General Hospital. COSTAR itself is a public domain software package which has been modified for use in Navy Occupational Medicine. The major modification being the elimination of accounts receivable and billing functions. COSTAR collects demographic and medical patient data both current and historical. Features of COSTAR include a variety of displays of a patient's medical records and the printing of various reports derived from individual patient records.


Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE , *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DEMOGRAPHY , ENVIRONMENTS , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , HEALTH SURVEYS , HOSPITALS , INDUSTRIES , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , JOBS , MASSACHUSETTS , MEDICINE , NAVY , PATIENTS , PRINTING , RECORDS , SAFETY , USER MANUALS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE