As health care informatics needs grow, health care leaders are faced with many options. Managers have an abundance of choices from various vendors: software programs, as well as the option to build customized systems. However, there is also a growing need for health care information systems to be well-integrated and communicate with other systems. Discuss some of the challenges and best practices related to choosing and implementing health information systems. Be sure to consider and discuss ways to ensure that systems are able to communicate with other needed systems, such as national databases and information-sharing programs.
Pret a Manger entering the Indian market