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SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF RENAL DIALYSIS DATA PROCESSING ON A SMALL-SCALE COMPUTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000148786D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Jun-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Mar-30
Document File: 44 page(s) / 2M

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

Lippmann, E.O.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

SYSTEMS E N G I N E E R I N G ASPECTS OF RENAL DIALYSIS DATA 2ROCESSING ON A SFALL-SCALE COMPUTER* E. 0. Lippmann IBM Ihomas J, Watson Fesearch Center Yorktown Heights, New York R. S. Lott I n s t i t u t e of Bicmetry and Community Medicine University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, England ABSTRACT: This paFer describes major aspects of computerizing renal d i a l y s i s patient data management i n t h e framework of an IEM System/3. Renal d i a l y s i s is a t i c mcdical r o c e d u r e i n which Fersons suffering from chronic renal f a i l u r e are connected t o an a r t i f i c i a l kidney for t h e FurFcse of removing noxious metabolic substances from t h e blood, The online computer systeffi permits medical personnel tc create, maintain and analyze a renal data base v i a a display s t a t i o n and printer located a t t h e a r t i k i c i a l kidney unit cf a hospital, RC 4910 (#21849) June 2 7 , 1 9 7 4 (Rec'd 7 9 7 4 Life Sciences *The authors8 work r e c r t e d here was sponsored i n part by c

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SYSTEMS E N G I N E E R I N G ASPECTS OF

RENAL DIALYSIS DATA 2ROCESSING

ON A SFALL-SCALE COMPUTER*

E. 0. Lippmann


IBM Ihomas J, Watson Fesearch Center Yorktown Heights, New York

R. S. Lott

I n s t i t u t e of Bicmetry and Community Medicine University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, England

ABSTRACT: This paFer describes major aspects of computerizing renal d i a l y s i s patient data management i n t h e framework of an IEM System/3. Renal d i a l y s i s is a t i c mcdical ~ r o c e d u r e i n which Fersons suffering from chronic renal f a i l u r e are connected t o an a r t i f i c i a l kidney for t h e FurFcse of removing noxious metabolic substances from t h e blood, The online computer systeffi permits medical personnel tc create, maintain and analyze a renal data base v i a a display s t a t i o n and printer located a t t h e a r t i k i c i a l kidney unit cf a hospital,

RC 4910 (#21849)

June 2 7 , 1 9 7 4 (Rec'd 7 / 9 / 7 4 ) Life Sciences

*The authors8 work r e ~ c r t e d
here was sponsored i n part by c

grant of t h e N u f f i ~ l d Provincial Hospitals Trust, and i n gart by a grant cf IBM United Kingdom Ltd,

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LIMITED DISTRIBUTION NOTICE

This report has been submitted for publication elsewhere and has been issued as a Research Report for early dissemination
of its contents. As a courtesy to the intended publisher, it should not be widely distributed until after the date of outside publication.

Copies may be requested from:


IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center Post Office Box 218
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

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INSBODUCTICN

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    Recent advances i n computing technology have made it ~ o s s i b l e to introduce computing power i n t h e form of small-scale computers tc a n ever-increasing number o f users [ I ,2,3,4,51. Because of t h e capacity of small-scale cc aputers* tc a d a ~ t t o s p e c i a l purpose a p p l i c a t i o n s easily, tkey c o n s t i t u t e a n appealing choice for a variety o f users vis-a-vis medium-sized or large-scale data ~ r o c e s s i n q systems, On t h e cne hand, t h i s a d a p t a b i l i t y is t y p i f i e d by f e a t u r e s which a r e inherent i n t h e hardware of a small-scale system, such as g r e a t f l e x i b i l i t y over s i t i n a and no air-conditioning requirements; on t h e other, by f a c i l i t i e s which have, i n t h e past, only been viable f o r l a q e r system users who could make s u b s t ant i a l investments i n hardware, software and ~ e r s o n n e l . P r i n c i p a l among those- f a c i l i t ies are:

1. large-cagacity d i r e c t a c c e s s (disk storage) f a c i l i t i e s ,

2 . h i g h l y e x t e n s i b l e main memory,
3. a v a r i e t y of telecommunicetion l i n...