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Title: Why (just) information is not enough: The contributions of information services in the management of healthcare information

Information is at the centre of every hospital activity including clinical decisions and healthcare service delivery systems. Although information is an important hospital asset, several issues related to its management and organization needs to be addressed within the hospitals. The management of healthcare information is a strategic goal related to the reduction of healthcare service provision costs, and to the improvement of quality and safety of healthcare services. By discussing the rather obvious necessity for information organization and management in the healthcare domain, this work aims at the role of healthcare information services, i.e. hospital libraries and patient medical records. Finally, a typology of information services’ contributions to hospital environment is presented.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Assistant Professor Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, CORFU 49100 (Greece)
  2. Director of Medical Library of General Hospital Attikis KAT, Nikis 2 str, 14564 KIFFISIA-ATHENS (Greece)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390960
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1644; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: IC-ININFO 2014: 4. International Conference on Integrated Information, Madrid (Spain), 5-8 Sep 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; DELIVERY; HOSPITALS; INFORMATION; LIBRARIES; MANAGEMENT; PATIENTS; SAFETY