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Drug use management and IT‐based medical thesauri: issues of semantics and linguistics

Gurpreet Dhillon (Fellow in Information Systems at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, Bedford, UK)
Ray Hackney (Principal Lecturer in the Department of Business Information Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 April 1997

Abstract

Argues that by interpreting the semantic content of different actions, it will be possible to draw boundaries between those aspects of a system that can be computerized and those that will best serve the purpose if left alone. This will dissuade systems developers from being caught in the technology trap. The argument is conducted in the context of developing IT‐based medical thesauri for drug use management.

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Dhillon, G. and Hackney, R. (1997), "Drug use management and IT‐based medical thesauri: issues of semantics and linguistics", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 23 No. 2, pp. 58-64. https://doi.org/10.1108/09552069710166670

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