CHAPTER 8
TECHNOLOGIES THAT SUPPORT HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• To gain a basic understanding of the core technologies behind health care information systems:
System software Data management Networks and data communications Information processing distribution schemes Internet, intranets, and extranets Clinical and managerial decision support
• To be able to discuss emerging trends in information technology (such as mobility, Web services, Internet, wireless).
• To be able to identify some of the major issues in the adoption of information technologies in health care organizations.
• To be able to discuss why it is important for a health care organization to adopt an overall information systems architecture. ...

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