Integrating hospital information systems: a bottom-up approach

Moshe Zviran, Aviad Armoni

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Abstract

The growing complexity of hospital information systems has prompted information systems managers to seek applicable solutions for integrating their systems. While many successful applications of information systems have been introduced and implemented in the hospital environment, the integration of heterogeneous applications in existing, multi-vendor, computing environments into a cohesive hospital-wide information system has proved to be complicated and difficult to accomplish. This paper discusses systems integration in hospitals and presents a conceptual framework for bottom-up integration of hospital information systems. The scope of the proposed framework is the integration of stand-alone clinical, administrative and financial information elements of a hospital into a unified system environment with a central medical data warehouse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-179
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Volume1
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Data warehouse
  • hospital information systems
  • systems integration

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