Lege Artis Medicinae

[Questions in developing the public health information system]

SIMON Pál1

MARCH 31, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(03)

[The tasks of the Public Health Service and the Medical Officer Service go far beyond the classical public health epidemiological system, to include prevention of public health endangering conditions and life threatening diseases. The Public Health Service is competent to supervise the efficient operation of the healthcare institution. Optimal operation of the system requires the use of an information system relying on modern computer technology. Conceptually, the information system is people-centered. Is is based on a flexible modular structure with multiple functions, according to the functions of the service. It consists of a network of divided data bases in order to provide relation data services. ]

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