Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 9, Issue 5–6, pp 315–324 | Cite as

ARMIS: A microcomputer-based hospital risk management information system

  • Tzvi Raz
  • Matthew F. Baretich


Information processing is a major element of hospital risk management programs. A microcomputer-based information system has been designed and implemented in a medium-size university hospital. The design principles and the functional capabilities of the system are described here, followed by an evaluation based on the first year of operation.


Information System Information Processing Risk Management Management Program Major Element 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tzvi Raz
    • 1
  • Matthew F. Baretich
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, and the Graduate Program in Hospital and Health AdministrationThe University of IowaIowa City

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