Accession Number:

ADA148486

Title:

An Analysis of Computer Network Functions for Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

The complex and heterogenous nature of the hospital operations often posed a coordination and integration problem to computer system managers. This problem was further aggravated by the continued rising cost of operating and maintaining the information systems. Recent advancements in technology, however, helped to address these problems through the networking of computers. The use of a local area network LAN to link these systems opened up the potential for cost-effective distribution and coordinated sharing the information. This integration of different computers would also provide the users with additional computer functions previously unavailable. To help management at Wright-Patterson AFB Medical Center WPMC select the appropriate functions, this thesis focused on the medical personnels perception of the usefulness of four network functions that had been successfully implemented at other medical centers. The order of preference for these functions, based on statistically analyzed data from eight departments at WPMC, are as follows data base management system, electronic mail, network access capability, and medical diagnostic system. The administered questionnaire and method of analysis are presented, along with the results and their implications.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE