Chapter Review

Healthcare is the most data-intensive industry in the world today. Health information systems can be used by healthcare professionals to improve healthcare services and reduce costs. The challenge for HISs is how to make data useful for clinicians and empower them with the tools to make informed decisions and deliver more responsive patient services.

In this chapter, I first discussed the requirements for databases in healthcare and the basics of relational databases, database models, database administration, and security. I then described the steps involved in developing healthcare databases and illustrated this with an example of developing a web-based healthcare database application. I then discussed two important and emerging ...

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