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Top Health Inf Manage. 1997 Aug;18(1):10-22.

An information infrastructure for long-term care.

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Heritage Shadyside Nursing Home, Center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.


Emerging trends promise to alter the way long-term care is practiced. These include: changing regulation of the nursing home industry with emphasis on outcome and assessment, a trend in medical informatics away from expert systems and toward on-line decision support and reminder systems, and the application of industrial statistical quality management techniques to the realm of human services. Emerging standards such as the Arden Syntax and Unified Medical Language Systems and technologies such as Rapid Application Development Tools will facilitate the use of modern computing to mold and implement these converging trends.

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