Describes the history of clinical computing at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and the development, developed since the 1996 merger, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an information system to provide the delivery of patient care support. The hospitals’ CIO John Halamka, MD, has been the development of an information system, the doctors at the center provides care. Describes the structure and function of five main components of the system: the on-line medical record, ePrescribing, doctor … Read more »

Describes the history of clinical computing at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and the development, developed since the 1996 merger, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an information system to provide the delivery of patient care support. The hospitals’ CIO John Halamka, MD, has been the development of an information system, the doctors at the center provides care. Describes the structure and function of five main components of the system: the on-line medical record, ePrescribing, Physician Order Entry, the Emergency Department, “dashboard”, and the Performance Manager. Offers students the opportunity to identify important design principles for health information systems and the unique implementation challenges that the health care setting poses for CIOs and CEOs discuss.
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Richard Boehmer,
F. Warren McFarlan
Source: Harvard Business School
24 pages.
Release Date: 04 June 2007. Prod #: 607150-PDF-ENG
Information Technology and Clinical Operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center HBR case solution