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The Role for Engineers in Health Care Information Systems



Ram D. Sriram, Steven J. Fenves


Health care informatics deals with all the processes or "software" of the health care enterprise: modeling, design, simulation and implementation of health care information systems, support and control of manufacturing and its associated supply chains, and information and data management both in clinical practice and biological research. This paper discusses the major research issues in health care informatics and provides a brief summary of the informatics projects carried out under the Manufacturing Metrology and the Standards for the Health Care Enterprise program.
Industrial Engineer


Health Care Information, Electronic Health Records, Supply Chain, Simulation, Geometry Modeling, Systems Engineering, Engineers


Sriram, R. and Fenves, S. (2008), The Role for Engineers in Health Care Information Systems, Industrial Engineer, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created December 30, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017