LEE B. LUSTED, M.D., F.A.C.R.
What is the proper province of automatic data processing in medicine? Is it in teaching, in research, or in medical care? Are there areas of medicine which automatic data processing should not invade? These questions clamor for attention, and discussion of them grows louder and more persistent. Some will say that the proper province of automation is to relegate more and more to technological devices the jobs of recording, scanning, sorting, reducing, storing, and retrieving data. But such advocates should note that here human intelligence will have to judge what to explore and record (1). Others will say that it
LUSTED LB. The Proper Province of Automatic Data Processing in Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;57:855–857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-5-855
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