Journal article

The design and implementation of a management information system for Australian public hospitals.

JU Stoelwinder, MA Abernethy

Health Serv Manage Res | Published : 1989


Existing management information systems (MIS) in hospitals are often inadequate. This has occurred because of a variety of antecedents, including past funding mechanisms, organisational structure and the accepted role of management. A variety of new pressures, including demands for increased accountability, greater resource control and changing relationships between physicians and hospitals are demanding improved MIS to enable the hospital to manage. This paper explores these influences on past and future hospital MIS. It describes the design of a MIS that enables patient care to be costed in clinically meaningful ways. Patient costs may be aggregated to cost specific diagnoses and procedure..

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