Research & Development Use of Computing in the NHS

Sparrow, J (1977) Research & Development Use of Computing in the NHS. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Computing in the NHS is very much in its infancy especially as regards helping with patient care and to date has been tried at few user locations. Thus the further initial uses of computers employing either new methods, (real time, terminal based transaction processing, distributed intelligence, linked mini-computers, microprocessors) or older methods (batch processing, remote data capture) in new locations (hospitals, health centres, other departments) must come under the umbrella of Research and/or Development. This report looks at the potential for practical implementation within the NHS.

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