Development and operation of a MUMPS laboratory information system: A decade's experience

R. E. Miller, J. P. Causey, G. W. Moore, G. E. Wilk

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Abstract

Experience with in-house development and operation of a clinical laboratory computer system written in the MUMPS programming language for a 1000-bed teaching hospital is related. The Johns Hopkins Laboratory Information System (JHLIS) is a networked minicomputer system that supports access, instrument monitoring, and result reporting for over 3000 specimens and 30,000 test results daily. Development and operation of the system accounts for 6% of the budget of the laboratories which have had a 70% increase in workload over the past decade. Experience with purchased MUMPS software maintained and enhanced in-house suggests that this can be an attractive alternative to lengthy in-house development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsRobert A. Greenes
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages654-658
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818608811
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
EventProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1988Nov 9 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

Other

OtherProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period11/6/8811/9/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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