Information Technology and Healthcare Organizations

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Information super highway has revolutionized the use and abuse of information technology (IT) in almost every sphere of commercial and non commercial activity. IT has acquired a significant dimension in the coordination efforts of companies in their global operations.


The changing IT environment at overseas branches and operations of firms has such a big impact on the IT related decision making process.
Healthcare organizations such as hospitals can be regarded as institutions for providing caring and treatments for the patient by qualified staff and specialized equipments. Modern day healthcare organizations strive to improve the healthcare safety and service quality by making use of certain kinds of IT in their healthcare delivery activities. While healthcare organizations have been making use of IT as the main investment related strategic policy alternative, smaller healthcare organizations too have been making use of it in order to achieve positive synergies in IT. However while the former have being able to increase their net investment expenditure on IT on a larger scale, the latter have only been able to increase IT related investment on a smaller scale. As a result a clear dichotomy between the two entities can be noticed. Larger scale healthcare organizations have adopted growth oriented information and communication technology (ICT) policy measures primarily with the intention of enhancing growth drivers such as merger and acquisition (M&A) related synergies while smaller organizations have basically relied on capturing niche healthcare organizations.
As IT related benefits have come to be identified incre ...
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