Computer-assisted pathology encoding and reporting system (CAPER).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An on-line computer-assisted pathology encoding and reportying system (CAPER) has been developed by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Computer Science of the Massachusetts General Hospital for a department of surgical pathology that processes more than 25,000 specimens yearly. CAPER performs clerical functions, including the accessioning of specimens, monitoring their state of completion, production of log books, billing, statistics, and transfer of diagnoses to other hospital departments. It also permits instantaneous display of all diagnoses rendered within two years, printout within 24 hours of all older diagnoses for any patient, and retrieval of all specimens with any given diagnosis, further defined by any data item (e.g., age) stored in the computer file.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aller, RD; Robboy, SJ; Poitras, JW; Altshuler, BS; Cameron, M; Prior, MC; Miao, S; Barnett, GO

Published Date

  • December 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 715 - 720

PubMed ID

  • 602910

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9173

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ajcp/68.6.715


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England