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.
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.