PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES AND OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN IN THE CLINICAL LABORATORY

Citation
Ig. Wells et al., PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES AND OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN IN THE CLINICAL LABORATORY, Clinica chimica acta, 222(1-2), 1993, pp. 13-18
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Chemistry Medicinal
Journal title
ISSN journal
0009-8981
Volume
222
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1993
Pages
13 - 18
Database
ISI
SICI code
0009-8981(1993)222:1-2<13:PEWGUI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
The computing strategy in our laboratories evolved from research in Ar tificial Intelligence, and is based on powerful software tools running on high performance desktop computers with a graphical user interface . This allows most tasks to be regarded as design problems rather than implementation projects, and both rapid prototyping and an object-ori ented approach to be employed during the in-house development and enha ncement of the laboratory information systems. The practical applicati on of this strategy is discussed, with particular reference to the sys tem designer, the laboratory user and the laboratory customer. Routine operation covers five departments, and the systems are stable, flexib le and well accepted by the users. Client-server computing, currently undergoing final trials, is seen as the key to further development, an d this approach to Pathology computing has considerable potential for the future.