Assignment 1

Answer the questions below using your notes or the links provided on this website and submit them via e-mail:

1.  Why is healthcare one of the most information-intensive sectors of the United States economy?

2.  Describe the following categories of information systems in health services organizations:  clinical, administrative, and strategic decision support.  How important is the integration of information among these three categories of systems?

3.  As integrated delivery systems develop in response to managed care, what are some of the major information systems priorities for these organizations?

4.  Conduct your own research to define outcomes assessment and in what ways are information systems important in assessing outcomes? You can try using some of the links provided in your webquest.

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