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Computer-based clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) are still today not in widespread use, although there has been extensive research and development for several decades. We have, based on the literature of the last years, summarised some of the problems that may lead to low user acceptance and that should be addressed more extensive in future(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the architectural differences and similarities of a Japanese and German hospital information system (HIS) in a case study. This cross-cultural comparison, which focuses on structural quality characteristics, offers the chance to get new insights into different HIS architectures, which possibly cannot be obtained by inner-country(More)
INTRODUCTION This article is part of the Focus Theme of Methods of Information in Medicine on "Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records". BACKGROUND Concepts of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) support a long-term health monitoring and further medical and other services for multi-morbid patients with chronic(More)
We report on a prospective, prolective observational study, supplying information on how physicians and other health care professionals retrieve medical knowledge on-line within the Heidelberg University Hospital information system. Within this hospital information system, on-line access to medical knowledge has been realised by installing a medical(More)
More than 10 years ago Haux et al. tried to answer the question how health care provision will look like in the year 2013. A follow-up workshop was held in Braunschweig, Germany, for 2 days in May, 2013, with 20 invited international experts in biomedical and health informatics. Among other things it had the objectives to discuss the suggested goals and(More)
Information management in hospitals is a complex task. In order to reduce complexity, we distinguish strategic, tactical, and operational information management. This is essential, because each of these information management levels views hospital information systems from different perspectives, and therefore uses other methods and tools. Since all these(More)
Information processing in hospitals, especially in university hospitals, is currently faced with two major issues: low-cost hardware and progress in networking technology leads to a further decentralization of computing capacity, due to the increasing need for information processing in hospitals and due to economic restrictions, it is necessary to use(More)
OBJECTIVES Not only architects but also information managers need models and modeling tools for their subject of work. Especially for supporting strategic information management in hospitals, the meta model 3LGM2 is presented as an ontological basis for modeling the comprehensive information system of a hospital (HIS). METHODS In a case study,(More)
OBJECTIVES To report about the themes and about experiences with practicums in the management of information systems in health care settings (health information management) for medical informatics students. METHODS We first summarize the topics of the health information management practicums/projects that the authors organized between 1990 and 2003 for(More)