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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The reason for selection of this model is that Hospital Information System has been considered by the researchers as an evaluation system in other hospitals of developed countries and has been considered as main model considering structure of Hospital Information System of our country which has been inspired by such form of systems to some extent [10].
This taxonomy distinguishes between a hospital information system and an office information system as being parts of a medical information system, whereby both hospital information systems and office information systems contain an administration system and a clinical information system.
GE Healthcare, part of US General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), is the leading player in the hospital information systems market.
Innovations range from routine hospital information systems to sophisticated AI-based clinical decision-support systems.
"Direct Order Entry by Physicians in a Computerized Hospital Information System." American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 43(2):355-9, Feb.
The product allows the ECG and the patient's historical records to be stored to an electronic file, with a capacity of over 1m records, or to be integrated into the hospital information system. Meanwhile, HP has introduced Viridia OB TraceVue vA.02.00, a modular, patient-oriented information-management system for obstetrical care.

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