The Johns Hopkins Oncology clinical information system

Raymond E. Lenhard, Bruce I. Blum, Jeffrey M. Sunderland, Hayden G. Braine, Rein Saral

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The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center has developed and maintains a clinical information system to support patient care, education, research, and administrative functions. It operates on a dedicated minicomputer (PDP-II) programmed in MUMPS. Clinical information collected includes patient medical status and laboratory values. Data are used daily in patient care and also in support of retrospective and prospective research. The use of the system to manage a large blood pheresis program and to study and treat infectious disease is described. Administrative functions include patient and personnel scheduling, program evaluation, and projects directed toward control of costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-174
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of medical systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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