E –Hospital Management & Hospital Information Systems – Changing Trends

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Premkumar Balaraman 1,* Kalpana Kosalram 1

1. School of Management, SRM University, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026, INDIA

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijieeb.2013.01.06

Received: 18 Feb. 2013 / Revised: 12 Mar. 2013 / Accepted: 2 Apr. 2013 / Published: 8 May 2013

Index Terms

Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Health Level Seven (HL7), Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), E – hospital management solutions (E – HMS), Hospital Information systems (HIS)


The rapid growth in Information & Communication Technology (ICT), and the power of Internet has strongly impacted the business and service delivery models of today’s global environment. E-Hospital Management Systems provide the benefits of streamlined operations, enhanced administration & control, superior patient care, strict cost control and improved profitability. Globally accepted health care systems need to comply with Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards of the US and that has become the norm of the Healthcare industry when it comes to medical records management and patient information privacy. The study is focused on understanding the performance indicators of Hospital information systems (HIS), summarizing the latest commonly agreed standards and protocols like Health Level Seven (HL7) standards for mutual message exchange, HIS components, etc… The study is qualitative and descriptive in nature and most of the data is based on secondary sources of survey data. To arrive at a conclusive idea of the larger picture on E- Hospital Management and Hospital information systems, existing survey data and specific successful case studies of HIS are considered in the study. With so many customized versions of E – hospital management solutions (E – HMS) and Hospital Information systems (HIS) available in the market, a generic module wise version of E – Hospital management system is charted out to give a clear understanding for researchers and industry experts. From the specific successful case studies analyzed in the study, the success factors and challenges faced in successful E-HMS implementation are highlighted. Some of the mandatory standards like HIPAA are discussed in detail for clarity on Healthcare system implementation requirements.

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Premkumar Balaraman, Kalpana Kosalram, "E –Hospital Management & Hospital Information Systems – Changing Trends", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), vol.5, no.1, pp.50-58, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijieeb.2013.01.06


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