hospital information system

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hospital information system

Informatics The computer hardware and software that processes a hospital's data, including financial, Pt-related, and 'strategic' management data, Pt accounts, Pt tracking, payroll, reimbursements, taxes, statistics
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hos·pi·tal in·for·ma·tion sys·tem

(HIS) (hos'pi-tăl in'fōr-mā'shŭn sis'tĕm)
Integrated computer system to store, manipulate, and retrieve clinical, nonclinical, and administrative information in health care organization.
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hospital information system



A large computerized database management system that processes patient data in order to support patient care. The system is used by health care clinicians to access patient data and to plan, implement, and evaluate care.
Synonym: clinical information system; patient information system
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