Accession Number : ADA183618

Title :   ADP Systems: Examination of Non-Federal Hospital Information Systems.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

PDF Url : ADA183618

Report Date : 30 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Our purpose in conducting this study was to gain additional information about integrated hospital information systems in non-federal hospitals to be used in evaluating the Department of Defense's (DOD) and Veterans Administration's (VA) efforts to develop and implement systems for federal hospitals. We used two methods to derive the information presented in this study--a review of literature and a survey of vendors and their client hospitals. Many publications we reviewed characterized hospital information systems as being less developed than analogous systems supporting other major industries but did not present convincing quantitative data to support these characterizations. Accordingly, we conducted a series of literature searches to identify possible reasons for delays for obstacles in developing integrated hospital information systems. In addition, to acquire independent quantitative data about the most sophisticated and comprehensive commercial systems, we developed and administered a series of data collection instruments at seven of the largest vendors and client hospitals using their most technically sophisticated and comprehensive integrated hospital information systems. We also administered these instruments at the two largest hospital chains and at one hospital which had developed its own system.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *HOSPITALS, COMMERCE, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HOSPITALS, INDUSTRIES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTATION, SURVEYS, VENDORS

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE