Essential Characteristics of Health Information Systems

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Aydemir E., Etem A., Esen F.

in: Improving Security, Privacy, and Connectivity Among Telemedicine Platforms, Nuno Geada, Editor, IGI Global yayınevi, Pennsylvania, pp.259-282, 2024

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Publisher: IGI Global yayınevi
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-282
  • Editors: Nuno Geada, Editor
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


In the evolving healthcare landscape, the adoption of Health Information System (HIS) is crucial due to the surge in chronic diseases globally. This chapter examines the key components of clinical HIS, emphasizing their role in enhancing healthcare delivery and patient care. Despite the potential benefits, the implementation of HIS faces challenges such as high costs, integration complexities, and data secu- rity concerns. However, the advantages of improved patient care, enhanced efficiency, and data-driven decisions highlight the indispensability of HIS in modern healthcare. Furthermore, this chapter presents a bibliometric analysis to assess the current research landscape on HIS. The analysis reveals trends, gaps, and the impact of HIS on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. By providing a comprehensive overview of the components, benefits, challenges, and research landscape of clinical HIS, this chapter emphasizes the crucial role of these systems in transforming healthcare and improving patient care.