System Components of HIS : Data Collection, Data Transmission, Data Processing & Data Analysis
Key points to consider when evaluating a HIS from 3 different perspectives
1 Core Functionality of the System
2 Technology Feasibility & Project Management
3 Commercial Factors (Investments required, Cost to build and run the system etc.)
1 Assess whether the system will meet the potential objectives set out for the system (e.g. objectives of Hosp. I S listed below)
2 Assess whether the system improves the communication of patient information between healthcare facilities
3 Assess the quality and actual use of decision making information to support clinicians, hospital management, provincial health executives, and the public
4 Assessing whether patient administration processes are more standardised and efficient
5 Assessing whether data protection is adequate
6 Assess the adaptability of the system for future changes and new features.
2 Technology & Project Management
1 Assess whether technology infrastructure is adequate - the reliability of the system (including peripherals, network, hardware and software) is optimal
2 Assess the needs for training, change management, and support required.
3 Assess the project management requirements
4 Assess the Network and security infrastructure required
5 Assess the scalability of the system incase if more users are added to the system at later stages
6 Estimate the complexity of routine clinical and managerial processes
7 Take into account the social and professional cultures of healthcare organisations and to recognise that education of users and computer staff .
3 Commercial / Cost aspects
1 Assess the initial investment required to put the system in place (HW, SW, People, Training etc.)
2 Assess whether costs per unit service are reduced
3 Assess whether revenue collection ‘ll be improved
4 Assess whether Compliance, audit or research information demands can be met with the system?
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