Development of a Hospital Information System
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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This thesis will explore Hospital Information Systems and explain an approach for the successful development and implementation of an information system. Tracing the development of Hospital Information Systems to the present will reveal the inadequacies of many of the currently installed systems. The enactment of recent regulations affecting the way hospitals are reimbursed for treatment costs has created the need for more sophisticated information systems. Whereas prior automated systems where primarily used in transaction processing applications, new systems must be developed which can provide comprehensive information for decision-making activities. The implementation of hospital information systems has heretofore been relegated to vendors who provided a canned system which was sufficiently broad enough to be used at many hospitals. The more sophisticated needs demands more individualized systems. The administrator will have to become more involved in the management of the development process.
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