Date of Award

Winter 1-31-1994

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science - (M.S.)

Department

Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

Yehoshua Perl

Second Advisor

James A. McHugh

Third Advisor

Jason T. L. Wang

Abstract

Our task is to create a graphical representation of the European Prestandard for Medical Informatics on Message Exchange of Laboratory Information. This document, made available to us through Columbia Presbyterian, describes a standardized format for messages to be exchanged between a healthcare provider and a medical laboratory. The prestandard represents important information in a very disconnected way.

We have used OODINI system and language to develop our GOMMIS system. OODINI is a graphical editor for object-oriented database schemas that was developed at NJIT during the past three years. OODINI features a poweful set of icons that cover most concepts of existing Object-Oriented Database(OODB) systems. Our GOMMIS system creates one single unified graphical representation that shows the connections between all the classes and also the connections between classes and attributes. The electronic representation gives us the power and flexibility to manipulate the class information at will. Our project achieved its main purpose of demonstrating that graphical OODB display of medical informatics improves dramatically the possibilities to comprehend a complex application.

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