PMID: 592005Dec 1, 1977

Utilization of medical information systems in American occupational medicine. A committee report

Journal of Occupational Medicine. : Official Publication of the Industrial Medical Association
J D ForbesG F Reichwein


In an attempt to define the nature of medical programs and the extent of utilization of information systems in occupational medicine, a questionnaire was directed to 230 corporate medical directors of the largest employers in the USA. Responses were received from 163 (nearly 70%) of those contacted. While industrial injury data and sickness absence statistics are the principal areas of present computer analysis, respondents indicated that future plans called for a shift in emphasis to the analysis and correlation of human medical data with work exposure data. Nearly three-quarters of the respondents are planning more extensive medical information systems. It is concluded that there is an apparent need for both trained personnel to develop appropriate systems and enhanced communication between the users and suppliers of the required computer technology.


Nov 1, 1980·Archives of Environmental Health·W T Stille

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