COMMERCIAL CLINICAL WAREHOUSES: FROM WAVE OF THE PAST TO THE STATE OF THE ART

Author: Mobin Uddin Akhtar, MS, BSIS, MACM, MDPMA, MAMIA, MHIMSS

Primary Advisor: Kim Dunn, MD, PhD

Committee Members: Jack W. Smith, MD, PhD

Masters thesis, The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Abstract:

This paper provides an overview of clinical data warehousing and its historical perspective from the early 90’s to present. It uses a survey of five Houston area healthcare leaders to answer questions such as why commercially available solutions may be more suitable as their enterprise information systems versus developing them in-house. Which products and vendors are servicing these organizations? What are these organizations looking for when making such strategic purchases? In general, this work is intended as a guideline for healthcare entities to further investigate the commercial clinical data warehousing (CCDW) market and get a feel for the industry trends and direction.