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Datorisering av medicinsk laboratorieverksamhet 1: En översikt: Transkript av ett vittnesseminarium vid Svenska Läkaresällskapet i Stockholm den 17 februari 2006
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

The witness seminar ”Datorisering av medicinsk laboratorieverksamet 1: En översikt” [Computerization of Laboratory Work 1: An Outline] was held at Svenska Läkaresällskapet The Swedish Society of Medicine] in Stockholm on 17 February 2006, and led by Hans Peterson and Urban Rosenqvist. During the seminar different technical developments within the health care sphere were discussed. Furthermore, different computer programs developed for use in health care in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in Sweden were brought up. One of the large projects discussed was the ”Kirurgen II”-system that was developed at Sahlgrenska sjukhuset in Göteborg. Elemas cardiac catheterisation project and radiotherapy project that were initiated in the 1960s in Uppsala were also confered. Other subjects that arose were the digitalisation of laboratory results and medical journals with the first computers in a hospital environment. The early computers were also used for evaluation of laboratory results as well as for digital filterisation, imaging, pattern recognition and dose planning. Technical problems of different sorts and also problems involving the human factor were brought up, e.g. resistance from the users, the physicians when introducing computers in their working environment. The early users bore witness to the lucrative and the favorable medical results of these developments for the industry, e.g. companies as Siemens and the health care system, e.g. Uppsala akademiska sjukhus. Another subject touched upon was the importance of study trips abroad, as to the USA and to various countries in Europe where techniques were being developed by early pioneers which inspired the early developers in Sweden.

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Stockholm: Filosofi och teknikhistoria , 2008. , 41 p.
Trita-HST, ISSN 1103-5277 ; 2008:5
Keyword [sv]
hälso- och sjukvårdsinformatik, medicinsk informatik, laboratorieteknik, medicin – historia – Sverige, datorer – historia, databehandling, datorisering – effekter på samhället, vittnesseminarium
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History of Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4719ISBN: 978-91-7178-878-8OAI: diva2:13600
Available from: 2008-05-05 Created: 2008-05-05

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