Use of Intranet in the Hospital Setting
David Bregman, Leon Levi
College of Administration, Tel Aviv and Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
In the Intranet system, the organization uses technologies developed and applied in the Internet network world-wide. Hospitals can use Internet technologies to make hospital information systems more efficient by improving use of existing systems and by adding additional possibilities. Furthermore, the hospital can improve its relations with its customers and also bring the organization additional customers. Intranet implementation can be divided into the areas of: communication, managing and distributing information, and application linkage. Implementation must be modular, gradual and planned according to economic, technological and organizational aspects of the hospitals. By the Intranet, organizations can achieve benefits that include: improving communication array, availability of data and information, using existing information systems and their applications, enhancing customer satisfaction and saving costs of manual application systems.