Medicos take the computer plunge

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 October, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 October, 1993, 12:00am

THE advantages offered by computerisation in the medical and health care sector will be the focus of the Medical Informatics Pavilion.

The exhibition will provide an opportunity for specialists in the field of medicine to see the various applications of information technology in their field. The technical organiser of this pavilion is the Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics Ltd, which was founded in 1987.

According to the society, the pavilion will provide a forum for health care specialists to discuss their needs with vendors of medical informatics.

It said: ''There has been a recent rapid development in information technology in the health care section and a heightened awareness by administrators and senior managers in hospitals and clinics.

''However, the market for information system providers is still largely an unexploited area.'' So, the pavilion will house clinical information systems for use in hospitals and clinics, office automation systems for medical and nursing professions, telecommunication techniques for medical use, advanced computer-based medical equipment and networking systems for integrating medical information systems to name but a few.

The pavilion will also feature the Hospital Authority's ''IT in Health'' booth, presented in collaboration with IT Week organisers.

This booth will display the Hospital Authority's systems for clinical information, medical image capturing, archive and tele-transfer, pharmaceutical supplies and ward order management.

The efforts of the IT division of the Hospital Authority during the past couple of years has helped to equip more than 30 public hospitals.

with an integrated patients' administration system.

A fast relational database for clinical care application and blood donor recruitment systems will also be exhibited.