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The development of HISs is complex, and systems that are used in healthcare settings must be carefully designed to meet the intended needs safely and efficiently. The core of development of an effective HIS is good systems analysis and design. This involves understanding the information needs of healthcare professionals, including the technical, functional, and nonfunctional requirements for a new HIS. In addition, the concept of the systems development life cycle is central to systems analysis and design, because it provides a framework from which to consider the development of systems, from the initial Planning phase all the way through to the Analysis and Design phases and then finally to the implementation and deployment of ...

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