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Hospital Information Systems: The Promise and Reality

June 24, 2009

SMARTER HEALTH SEMINAR, JUNE 2009

ABSTRACT:

Abstract

The hospital information system (HIS) is a crucial infrastructural
element to manage information flow in hospitals. Over the years, many
vendors have entered (and exited) the field as providers and
maintainers of HISs. The typical long term investment by a vendor in
the development of software that comprises an HIS often exceeds
$100M. In this seminar, Mr. Shave will give an overview of HISs and
their value. He will also address several crucial matters about HISs
including:

? What are the major market influences driving fundamental change in
our industry?

? What are other independent variables impacting healthcare delivery
and Health Information Technology?

? How can the boundaries of the traditional HIS be extended?

? What are the major issues associated with HISs, including their
readiness to deliver what we really need in terms of patient care
support?

? Where is the innovation and where are these systems going over the
next 5-10 years?


Event Website: http://infranet.uwaterloo.ca