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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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For many physicians, clinical information systems represent a "Big Brother," watching and making judgments about their practice patterns.
Competitive information systems (CIS) help managers to stay abreast of market, competitive, and world events.
Our own information system needed to provide full functionality, multinational capabilities, and integration of business functions.
Early information systems for physicians concentrated on billing and insurance claims.
To bring a new way of thinking about information systems.
To a significant degree, the core vision of an integrated clinical information system environment that all can use requires identification of common methods of communication; common language; and, above all, a common purpose.
Therefore understanding, rather than setting, of expectations is needed to perfect the moment between patient and doctor and is a key way to work truth with information systems.
In addition, Fuji Xerox Information Systems has licensed the Docent Learning Management Server (LMS) to manage the learning and development of its internal engineering employees in order to provide industry-leading IT expertise and high levels of customer satisfaction.
The information systems function usually works with the finance function, and that's true across all of our divisions.
The first part of Information Systems discusses the vast amount of data available within these automated systems and points out that despite the quantity of material stored, this information can still generally be accessed in a most timely manner.

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