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Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993 : 534–538.
PMCID: PMC2850634

Building an information management infrastructure in the 90s: the Vanderbilt experiment.


The course that an organization takes to create a competitive information management infrastructure is determined by a series of decisions, each of which balances tradeoffs. Key success factors include sequencing projects to reflect data requirements; obtaining benefits as cost is incurred; establishing an architecture that permits integration of applications; managing project scope; and establishing a data friendly culture.

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  • Stead WW, Borden RB, Boyarsky MW, Crow DS, Mears TP, Stone AA, Woods PJ. A system's architecture which dissociates management of shared data and end-user function. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1991:475–480. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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