Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 0100-1965
GUIMARAES, Eliane Marina Palhares and EVORA, Yolanda Dora Martinez. Information system: instrument for decision making in management performance. Ci. Inf. [online]. 2004, vol.33, n.1, pp. 72-80. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19652004000100009.
This article has the objetive of analysing the use of Information Systems as a tool for management decision-making. It presents results of a research done with coordinators and managers of Functional Units of Hospital das Clínicas from the Federal University Minas Gerais, Brazil. The data analysis, which was based on descriptive research, demonstrates that the model of management based on Functional Units is an important step towards institutional reorganization. It demonstrates that Information Systems is an important tool to decision making process. It indicates the ways and means to Information Systems development as well as its automation.
Keywords : Information Systems; Hospital administration [tendencies]; Decision making; Management.