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SCATA, firstly named the Computing In Anaesthesia Society, was founded in 1987 by Alastair Lack, Gavin Kenny, Mike Fisher and Malvena Stuart-Taylor.It has constantly expanded to a membership of over 300, and is open to clinical and non-clinical members.
It is active in developing agreed clinical terms for use in anaesthetic information systems at a national and international level, setting up radical incident reporting systems, and the presentation and development of automated anaesthetic record keeping systems. Subjects previously discussed at SCATA meetings include depth of anaesthesia monitoring, body simulator training systems; computer based training methods, using fuzzy logic for decision support and neural networks for data analysis.
In summary SCATA plays a major role not only in developing and researching new technologies, but also in disseminating acquaintance informally and through educational coursesRead More»