Chapter 7: Hospital Information Systems

Presented by Dan Sheldon

The purpose of a hospital information system (HIS) is to manage the information that health professionals need to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. Information Requirements:

It costs a lot of money to deal with the information in a hospital.

The Friedman and Martin functional model for an HIS:

It can be useful to integrate the clinical and the administrative information into the same information system. This can create a "rich database for decision making."

Alternative Architectures for Hospital Information Systems:


Trends in HIS development: