ERIC Number: ED212281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Information System Design and Implementation: Strategies for Success.
Pollack, Gail R.
This paper describes strategies for successful management information system (MIS) development, and an application of these strategies to the Benjamin Rose Institute, a community agency serving the frail elderly in Cleveland, Ohio. A definition of MIS is followed by a list of symptoms of systems which indicate a need to review current methods of information gathering and reporting. Design considerations are discussed including: (1) assigning a coordinator; (2) tailoring MIS to the organization's needs; (3) communicating with and involving the staff; (4) keeping the system simple, practical, and flexible; (5) designing and implementing incrementally; and (6) replacing an outmoded system. Expected results of MIS design are also discussed. A description of the application of MIS at the Benjamin Rose Institute includes the purpose of the institute, its operation prior to MIS implementation, MIS planning considerations, and phases of the design process, as well as results and conclusions. Nine references are provided. (RBF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Benjamin Rose Institute OH
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America and the Canadian Association of Gerontology (Toronto, Canada, November 1981).