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Health Information Systems: Current Challenges and Developments Findings from the Yearbook 2008 Section on Health Information Systems

Journal: IMIA Yearbook
ISSN: 0943-4747
Topic:

Access to Health Information

Issue: 2008: IMIA Yearbook 2008
Pages: 52-54

Health Information Systems: Current Challenges and Developments Findings from the Yearbook 2008 Section on Health Information Systems

Section 3: Health Information Systems

Synopsis

C. Bréant, Managing Editor for the IMIA Yearbook Section on Health Information Systemsar

Department of Imaging and Medical Informatics, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

Keywords

Medical Informatics, Health Information Systems, International Medical Informatics Association

Summary

Objectives: To summarize excellent current research in the field of Health Information Systems. Method: Synopsis of the articles selected for the IMIA Yearbook 2008. Results: HIS is a broad field that includes many fruitful areas of research and development. Some current topics were selected for this IMIA yearbook. Conclusions: The best paper selection of articles on health information systems shows examples of original developments in the area of: medical record systems to meet specific requirements in a developing country, methodologies to identify strengths and weaknesses of hospital information systems, networking of hospital information systems towards an integrated regional health platform, and development of an open source picture archiving and communication systems to facilitate the integration of advanced new imaging functionalities

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