CHAPTER 7

Health Management Information System Integration: Achieving Systems Interoperability with Web Services

J. K. Zhang and Joseph Tan*

Editor’s Note: Chapter 7, which focuses on the topic of HMIS integration, concludes the Part II discussion on HMIS technology and applications. Apparently, maintaining legacy systems in healthcare services organizations can be both costly and increasingly cumbersome due to the lack of interoperability among disparate applications. Indeed, these isolated systems will eventually result in unsatisfactory delays to patient care and will continue to take a toll on both clinicians’ and employees’ time and productivity. The application of Web services as a way to transform healthcare organizational HMIS into seamless ...

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