The development of a client application for the collaborative social and medical services system

Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1994;609-13.


This paper describes the design and implementation of a client application for the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics. The application is the front end to the Collaborative Social and Medical Services System (CSMSS) under development by Baylor's Medical Informatics and Computing Research Program [8]. The application provides distributed access to an underlying object oriented database system. A process driven and patient centered design will provide staff members with a complete set of services, including forms for data entry and viewing, query, and access management to facilitate efficient and effective delivery of services. Role-specific interfaces will be supplied for clerks, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and social workers. The client application is being designed using object oriented methodologies and technologies with the C++ programming language, and will operate within a Microsoft Windows operating environment utilizing Object Linking and Embedding for application interoperability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services
  • Ambulatory Care Information Systems*
  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Programming Languages
  • Social Work
  • Software
  • Texas
  • User-Computer Interface