Converting American Software for European HIS Requirements

  • Ronan Herlihy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)


Having participated in two projects where American software was converted for use in international markets practicing socialised medicine, this paper considers the merits of using existing software rather than bespoke solutions. Work on these projects, involved research and analysis of work methods and management practices in two medium sized US hospitals, two Irish hospitals, and three Australian hospitals. Other sources of reference included statements of requirements from hospitals in Oman, Hong Kong, England and Italy. Method used involved interviews with key departamental managers and were followed by questionaires for more detailed analysis. Supporting documentation and reports were gathered to verify the information provided at the time of interview.


European Hospital Irish Hospital Support Community Service Medical Record Audit Strategic Information System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronan Herlihy
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  1. 1.Gerber Alley InternationalSwords, Co DublinIreland

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