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You work for a hospital in the registration and admissions department, and most of your tasks are performed manually. For example, when an individual checks in, you must

obtain personal information, details on an individuals medical background, and hospitalization insurance. You are a strong advocate for information technology and have proposed

to IT management that information systems would be beneficial. The hospital has decided to develop and implement an information system that helps to streamline your

processes. Since you have extended personal experience with the processes, and you have considerable knowledge of information systems and technology employed by your

counterparts at other hospitals, you have been asked to function as the project business analyst. You will work very closely with the IT departments system analyst. The system

analyst has questions regarding the following:

What specifically do you do to complete your tasks?

What are your thoughts about how technology might improve your processes?

What are the challenges and obstacles that would be overcome with the use of an information system?

What are your thoughts about the type of information system that might be employed at your hospital?

Based on your understanding, what components would be required to implement the information system? For example, would you need any special hardware or software?