Management demands on information and communication technology in process- oriented health-care organizations: The importance of understanding managers expectations during early phases of systems design
2002 (English)In: Journal of Management in Medicine, ISSN 0268-9235, Vol. 16, no 2-3, 159-169 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There are numerous challenges to overcome before information and communication technology (ICT) can achieve its full potential in process-oriented health-care organizations. One of these challenges is designing systems that meet users’ needs, while reflecting a continuously changing organizational environment. Another challenge is to develop ICT that supports both the internal and the external stakeholders’ demands. In this study a qualitative research strategy was used to explore the demands on ICT expressed by managers from functional and process units at a community hospital. The results reveal a multitude of partially competing goals that can make the ICT development process confusing, poor in quality, inefficient and unnecessarily costly. Therefore, from the perspective of ICT development, the main task appears to be to coordinate the different visions and in particular clarify them, as well as to establish the impact that these visions would have on the forthcoming ICT application.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 16, no 2-3, 159-169 p.
Communications technology, Health care, Information technology, Management, Organizational development, Systems design
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13778DOI: 10.1108/02689230210434907OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13778DiVA: diva2:21450