information system

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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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How many bank directors are aware that in many cases financial transaction files are sitting in clear text on application servers?
"That software lets you export our transaction files in a variety of formats.
No copies existed anywhere, either within the system or in the back up transaction files. The backup protocol we had been using had been changed by the vendor years before, but somewhere communication had broken down between the library and the vendor.
Simply explained, this company offers a service where it consolidates the information from stores' POS transaction files and the company's data warehouse.
Although other types of files are sometimes necessary, the basic concept of master and transaction files is common to all applications.
The circulation transaction format defined by this standard identifies the data elements and their format which may be contained in any set of circulation transaction files and which are suitable for exchange between library systems.
Test large electronic transaction files for duplicate payments, invoices or addresses for multiple employees or vendors that often escape notice when checked manually.
The profitability system would use the bank's financial statements, detailed general ledger and branch information, product data from the core processing system, as well as monthly transaction files, and a comprehensive database of alternative sources and uses of funds to analyze profitability at a number of levels.

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