The formal title for a data processing, MIS, or IS department. Other titles are Data Processing, Information Processing, Information Services, Management Information Systems, Management Information Services and Information Technology.
From organizational culture and management level support to choices of competitive information systems software and long-term maintenance, several major factors have been shown to influence the design and ultimate success of CIS (Hohhof, 1994).
In our experience developing an information system for the Orlando Health Care Group and other multi-site physician practices, the following have emerged as critical features that physician executives should consider in their decision-making.
Hospital Information Systems (HIS): These are defined as all software and systems applications used in the administrative/business settings as well as clinical environments, which include integrated delivery networks, acute hospitals, secondary hospitals, primary care centers, freestanding medical centers, diagnostic centers, and group practices.