Accession Number:

ADA045458

Title:

Health Care Information. Process Condition-Action Diagram Flowcharts Series. Volume I-X,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY TRIMIS AGENCY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

873.0

Abstract:

This report series is the product of the US Army Tri-Service Medical Information Systems Agency TRIMIS-Army effort to analyze and flowchart the manual information handling operations in military medical Treatment Facility MTF. In particular, Walter Reed Army Medical Center WRAMC, a large facility whose new hospital will have a capacity of 1,280 beds and approximately 200,000 out-patient visits per year, was chosen as the object of this effort. WRAMC was selected for analysis because, due to its size, it includes a superset of the capabilities of most MTFs, and is also the chosen prototype site for TRIMIS integrated computerized systems to be installed in the future. The charts included in this series describe in easily understandable graphic form the major processes involved in operation of a large military MTF in the following areas inpatient care wards, ambulatory care clinics, patient administration, ambulatory patient appointments, pharmacy, clinical laboratory, radiology, food and nutrition service, and hospital logistics supply. It should be noted that these reports show the influence of a military facility on procedures and policies DOD requirements may differ slightly from requirements of other health care facilities, particularly in the area of charges for services and payment of such charges, and their influence on information needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE