A simple client-server system using a personal computer as the server

Kouji Matsumura, Eisuke Hanada, Yasuaki Antoku, Yuko Kenjo, Kiminori Shiraishi, Yuichi Kanmura, Yoshiaki Nose

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Abstract

Hospital information systems have recently grown into huge, complex systems. As a result, the cost of development and maintenance of application programs has increased and become a serious problem. We have constructed an order entry system using server-client architecture as part of a hospital intranet information system in which a personal computer is used as a server. Using a commercial database management system and software development tools, an easily maintained order entry system was developed within only three months by one programmer. Since slow response when the number of clients increased was possible, we measured turn-around times when one or ten clients accessed simultaneously. Turn-around times were 8 and 10 sec, respectively. Because we expect much better performance from personal computers in the near future, application systems using personal computers as Intranet servers will be cost and time effective and easy to develop and maintain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Matsumura, K., Hanada, E., Antoku, Y., Kenjo, Y., Shiraishi, K., Kanmura, Y., & Nose, Y. (2000). A simple client-server system using a personal computer as the server. Journal of Medical Systems, 24(1), 39-42. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005485129145