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in·for·ma·tion sys·tem

combination of vital and health statistical data from multiple sources, used to derive information and make decisions about the health needs, health resources, costs, use, and outcome of health care.

information system

1. Any structure or device that converts data input from diverse systems into outputs such as reports and screen displays.
2. An automated or manual system that comprises people, machines, and/or methods organized to collect, process, transmit, and disseminate data that represent user information.
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As far as clinical information systems are concerned, we are more likely to remember the one time an alert is poorly designed than 10 times that it serves us well.
It is difficult to overemphasize the importance of strong visionary leadership in resolving the fundamental conflict between the "cottage industry" model of academic center clinical information systems and the common purpose of an institutionwide clinical information system strategy.
This means raising performance requirements and then using information systems to bridge the performance gap between what might have been just an operational improvement of some merit and a new strategically competitive and effective position (figure 2, above).
Before starting the competitive information systems design, many organizations first complete an information audit.
Our own information system needed to provide full functionality, multinational capabilities, and integration of business functions.
One answer: When an ulcer patient arrives for an appointment, the information system might include a "pop-up" window that immediately informs the physician that a new guideline exists.
The information systems staff should be regarded as a business within a business.
0 percent, largely benefiting hospital information systems (HIS) markets in South Korea.
And just having an information systems person walking around helped escalate the knowledge level about information technology and what resources were available to the other product managers, customer service people and business managers.
Nasdaq:DCNT), a provider of integrated software solutions proven to directly drive business performance through learning, has announced a strategic value added reseller (VAR) agreement with Fuji Xerox Information Systems Co.

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