HIM 266 Computers in Healthcare – Chapter 10 Review

MEDLINE
the most comprehensive medical literature database

PediaSim
a programmable mannequin of a child on which students can practice procedures

MYCIN and INTERNIST
expert systems that helps in diagnosis

Visible Human
a computerized library of human anatomy

Medlineplus
the best place to look for authoritative general health care information online for consumers

a site maintained by a drug company, a site maintained by a patient, a site maintained by a university
Name some sites that are not likely to be a source of reliable health care information on the internet

SDILINE
a database of the most recent additions to MEDLINE.

minimally invasive surgical techniques, the administration of epidural anesthesia, some aspects of dentistry
What are some techniques currently being taught with the aid of simulations using virtual reality?

ADAM
a program which teaches anatomy by allowing the student to use a mouse to click away layers of the body

Starbright World
attempts to link seriously ill children in hospitals in the United States

False (Expert systems are meant to help, but do not replace, medical personnel.)
Expert systems will eventually replace doctors. (T/F)

False (The Internet has much misinformation.)
All the information on the Internet is reliable and accurate. (T/F)

True
MEDLARS is a collection of medical literature databases. (T/F)

True
The Visible Human provides anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body. (T/F)

True
The Virtual Hospital was a service of the University of Iowa that provided up-to-date, accurate health-related information on the Web. (T/F)

False (Anyone can offer information on the web.)
In order to post health-related information on the Internet, a person needs to pass a rigorous exam. (T/F)

True
Information on current clinical drug trials is available on the Internet. (T/F)

True
Some studies have contended that there are programs which are helpful in treating mild clinical depression. (T/F)

True
ADAM is a program that teaches anatomy. (T/F)

True
Simulation programs were used in health care education as far back as 1949. (T/F)