Modeling and simulation in medicine: The state of the art

Bryan P. Bergeron, Robert A. Greenes

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Abstract

Computer modeling and simulation techniques are playing an increasingly central role in changing both the way medicine is taught and the way it is practiced. Fundamental to the art and science of modeling and simulation is an underlying assumption that insight into system behavior can be developed or enhanced from a model that adequately represents a selected subset of the system's attributes. Simulation design considerations include: the provision of an appropriate user interface; determining optimal simulation complexity; defining a tutorial strategy; selecting authoring tools; assessing hardware requirements; identifying user needs; defining pedagogical goals; verification and validation; and system evaluation. Significant trends in simulation include the development of improved authoring tools, migration to desktop hardware platforms, and integration of simulation techniques with other types of applications. A further overview of the state-of-the-art of simulation in medicine is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsRobert A. Greenes
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages282-286
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818608811
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1988Nov 9 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

Other

OtherProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period11/6/8811/9/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bergeron, B. P., & Greenes, R. A. (1988). Modeling and simulation in medicine: The state of the art. In R. A. Greenes (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 282-286). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). Publ by IEEE.