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NCJ Number: 64367 Find in a Library
Title: FUNDAMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN DEVELOPING AN MIS (MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM) (FROM MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE DRUG FIELD, 1979, BY GEORGE M BESCHNER ET AL - SEE NCJ-64360)
Author(s): W DAVIS; K G TREASURE
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20852
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: 5 H81 DA 01729-03
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS) IS PRESENTED FOR DRUG ABUSE PROGRAMS, COVERING A MODEL MIS AND ITS DESIGN, AND METHODS OF DEVELOPING SYSTEMS FOR DRUG ABUSE PROGRAMS.
Abstract: A MODEL MIS IS A SET OF DATA, INPUT FORMS, PROCESSING PROCEDURES, AND REPORTS SUPPORTING DECISIONMAKING IN ALL MANAGEMENT PHASES. BASIC MODULES DESCRIBED OF A MODEL MIS ARE PROGRAM PLANNING, CLIENT TREATMENT, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, AND REPORTING AND EVALUATION (TO SUPPORT THE OTHER THREE MODULES). THE METHODS COMMON DRUG TREATMENT CENTER ACTIVITIES USE, SUCH AS ADMITTING OR TREATING CLIENTS, TO GENERATE DATA WITHIN EACH MODULE IS SHOWN. AN MIS IS DEVELOPED IN FOUR STEPS: (1) IDENTIFY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION NEEDS, (2) DEVELOP CONSISTENT AND COMPATIBLE DEFINITIONS FOR DATA COLLECTION, (3) DESIGN FORMS FOR DATA INPUT AND DISPLAY, AND (4) DETERMINE THE MOST EFFICIENT FLOW OF INFORMATION. EXCESSIVE DATA COLLECTION IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED, ALTHOUGH DETERMINING EXACT INFORMATION NEEDS IS DIFFICULT. THE INFORMATION CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (ICS) WILL ASSURE THAT THE FOUR MODULES, ACTING INDEPENDENTLY, SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE ABOUT DATA. STAFF, RESOURCE, CLIENT, FINANCIAL, AND OTHER DATA TO BE INCLUDED IN ICS CATEGORIES ARE DESCRIBED. TO DEVELOP AN MIS, PROGRAM OBJECTIVES SHOULD BE STATED AS AMOUNTS OR NUMBERS AND BE MEASURABLE ITEMS. OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDE PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS, SUPPORT OBJECTIVES, SERVICE USE, TYPES OF RESOURCES TO BE ENTERED INTO THE SYSTEM, AND BUDGETING WITH THE SYSTEM. CHARTS AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Drug treatment programs; Management by objectives; Management Information Systems; Modeling techniques; Models; Program budgeting; Systems analysis
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