Healthcare information system: building a cyber database for educated decision making
by PohWah Khong, RongMing Ren
International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control (IJMIC), Vol. 12, No. 1/2, 2011

Abstract: Healthcare information is recognised as a promising direction for life science research and development to explore its fundamental roles on the next generation of web-empowered products, systems, services and activities. The use of information technology (IT) in healthcare industry has become more prominent due to the rising need to provide a cost-effective and high quality healthcare service. The proposed healthcare information system, namely healthcare database information system (HDIS) is a medical information system for educated decision making which aims to provide healthcare/medical information to a wide range of users from public at large, doctors to healthcare planners. HDIS focuses on providing healthcare personnel, patients and caretakers with information when they need it and where they need it so that they can make educated decisions. A modular system was conceptualised where each function of the system was segregated into different small programs. This enables end-user to customise his own system to his own needs without redundant features in the system. Such a system also allows for a continual build up of database which would lead to improved data quality and comparability in a cyber community.

Online publication date: Sat, 21-Mar-2015

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