INTEGRATION AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF COMPUTING IN ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS.

M. J. Ball, J. V. Douglas

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Abstract

The authors contend that integration is emerging as a key concept in managing information resources for the academic health center (AHC) environment, with its multiple functions. They discuss the changing role of computing, which is characterized by a growing symbiosis with the health sciences library, which is increasingly automated. Academic health centers have moved to bring information resources under the control of top-level policy officers and to restructure computing resources into an information utility. With an infrastructure capable of supporting a distributed networked system, outreach is critical. Outreach services and programs range from support services provided by the information utility, informatics programs within the schools, and technology-assisted learning centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsWilliam W. Stead, Durham Duke Univ Medical Cent
PublisherIEEE
Pages599-600
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0818608129
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ball, M. J., & Douglas, J. V. (1987). INTEGRATION AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF COMPUTING IN ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS. In W. W. Stead, & D. Duke Univ Medical Cent (Eds.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 599-600). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). IEEE.