Center for Clinical Computing (CCC)
In 1968, The Center for Clinical Computing (CCC)for the first time introduced a computer interview of a patient. Since then, The Center for Clinical Computing has seen the following growth: Acid-Base => 1970; E-mail => 1980; OMR => 1990; Patient Site => 2000; WebOMR => 2010
The following is history of CCC: The first time a computer was ever used to interview a patient was in 1968. Accomplishments of the CCC over time (in general): Howard Bleich, MD and Warner Slack, MD; members of The Division of Clinical Informatics were the pioners in implementing the use of computers for patient care, teaching and medical researches. Those that started the system were:The Division of Clinical Informatics, created over 30 years ago by Drs. , was among the first academic divisions in the world to concentrate on the use of computers for patient care, teaching, and medical research. The current Informatics experts at CCC: Charles Safran the actual Division Chief and about two dozen researches are the experts at the Center for Clinical Computing Charles Safran, Division Chief plus about 2 dozen other experts in that department. Evolution of the system and clinical applications: Early 1976, the faculty and staff designed, developed, implemented and studied hospital-wide, integrated computing systems for physicians, clinicians and students. The role of these entities is to make available diagnostic results upon request as well as readatabily to the biomedical literature with PaperChase.They also offered advice, consultation, alert and reminders; assist with electronic mail, order entry, practice of medicine both for inpatient and ambulatory care Beginning in 1976 the faculty and staff of the Division designed, developed, implemented and studied hospital-wide, integrated computing systems for doctors, other clinicians, and students that would give the results of diagnostic studies immediately upon request; offer access to the biomedical literature with PaperChase (the first program of its kind, which in turn gave rise to a new field of literature searching and spawned numerous derivative programs); offer advice, consultation, alerts and reminders; assist with communication by electronic mail (with the Division's home-grown system, which was the first e-mail to be installed in a clinical facility); assist with order entry; and assist in the day-to-day practice of medicine, both for inpatient and ambulatory care. As far as statistics given, it was shown that over 300 publications came out of CCC from 1966 to 2009. End Edit Joan Breuer. From 1966 to 2009, The Center for Clinical Computing (CCC) produced over 300 publications The electronic patient record at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has fundamentallydrastically changed the practice of medicine in ways that its developers never foresaw. This typekind of highly interactive and work flow enabled program is creating new collaborative roles for computers in complex organizations . With the system ableThe ability of the system to supervise and monitor care, computers are ableas well as performing care coordination and documentation enable physician and staff to focus on interpersonal interactions in delivery of a state of art healthcare services. to perform many care coordination and documentation functions, freeing people to concentrate more on interpersonal interactions and provision of health care services.
Computing systems developed by the Center for Clinical Computing (CCC) have been in operation inat Beth Israel and Brigham and Women’s hospitals for over 10 years. It was devoloped by Slacka and Bleicha at Division of Clinical Computing, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Designed to be of direct benefit to doctors, nurses, and other clinicians in the care of their patients, the Center for Clinical Computing (CCC) CCC systems give the results of diagnostic studies immediately upon request; offer access to the medical literature: give advice, consultation, alerts, and reminders; assist in the day-to-day practice of medicine, and participate directly in the education of medical students and house officers. The Center for Clinical Computing (CCC)CCC systems are extensively used, eby physicians who are under no obligationin using to use them. Studies have shown that the systems are well received and that they helpedhelp clinicians improve the quality of patient care. In addition, theCenter for Clinical Computing (CCC) CCC systems have had afavorable beneficial impact on the finances of the two hospitals, and they have cost less than what many hospitals spend for financial computing alone.
Joan Breuer, Ph.D. 01/12/2010 20:12 http://www.hmfpinformatics.org/index.shtml
The CCC system in two teaching hospitals: a progress report, International Journal of Medical Informatics Volume 54, Issue 3, June 1999, Pages 183-196
Methods of Information in Medicine 0 E K. Schattauer Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (1999)