bidirectional interface

bidirectional interface

A peripheral connection with a computer which allows the user to both access information as well as input data and change orders.

This is an primitive term for a component of pre-Cambrian legacy information systems, in which a mainframe computer connected to two types of peripheral computers—dummy terminals, from which data could be obtained but not input, and interactive computers, which allowed I/O.
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For connecting and engaging with referring physicians or a hospital, both of which no doubt have an electronic health record (EHR) system, nothing works better than having a bidirectional interface between the EHR and the LIS (laboratory information system).
Because the implant is a bidirectional interface, it can also be used to send signals in the opposite direction -- from the prosthetic arm to the brain.
With a medical staff of 2,200 and non-employed physicians numbering about 1,900, Main Line is currently working on a bidirectional interface so that physician practices can send orders electronically to any one of Main Line's six hospiturella homas tals.
The Polopoly Web content-management system will be linked to Milenium Cross Media using a bidirectional interface to provide the content for the eight VRM Web sites.
"A true bidirectional interface between these systems will also help greatly reduce the need for pharmacists to deal with prior authorizations, and will provide the prescriber with detailed status, including whether the prescription was filled and picked up by their patient." Jensen notes that evidence of the efficiencies that can be gained with a fully integrated system can be found in the systems Innovation has designed for the Department of Defense.
Stratify says its APIs provide a bidirectional interface between applications and the Discovery System.
It consists of one bidirectional interface for the CLAS and three bidirectional interfaces for the chemistry analyzers on the CLAS.
The application must be open database connectivity (ODBC) compliant; it often must support a bidirectional interface with an external database: it usually must download and distribute security-related data to every ISC in the system in real time: and it must guarantee the delivery of security data to each ISC in the system.
The third model is the Bidirectional Interface, which allows sending and receiving data electronically from an EMR.
Lisa Jean Clifford, CEO of Psyche Systems Corp., says her company's LIS boasts a bidirectional interface to all lab-based instruments.

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