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Title: Strategic ICT planning in pathology.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Belkin, Markus
Corbitt, Brian
Keywords: Information Technology
Healthcare Systems
Healthcare Technology
Information Communication Technology
Patient Data
Strategic ICT Planning
Laboratory Information Systems
Information Systems
Strategic Information System Planning
OpenLabs Project
Framework Development
Focus Groups
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Policy
Health Services Research
Healthcare Delivery
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Wickramasinghe, N., Belkin, M., & Corbitt, B. (2013). Strategic ICT planning in pathology. New York, NY: Springer.
Series/Report no.: Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age;2191-5946
Abstract: There is little doubt that information technology is a major force in transforming healthcare systems: physicians need to have considerable patient data at hand, even if diagnosis and treatment are relatively straightforward. But data are only as useful as ICT—information communication technology—systems make them. Inefficient handling of data can quickly lead to chaos, and possibly to fatalities. Strategic ICT Planning in Pathology illuminates these problems, as well as their potential solutions, based on a unique body of research from Australia. Focusing on core strategic factors such as laboratory information systems capability and effectiveness, business-IT alignment, strategic spending, research and education, and end-user involvement, the book explains why pathology labs lag behind other hospital departments. Survey and focus group findings pinpoint the importance of Strategic Information System Planning (SISP), and its relationship to quality service delivery and an improved bottom line [ok?]. Among the topics covered: Approaches to SISP and IS effectiveness measurement. The OpenLabs project and pathology practice. Development of a framework for SISP. Focus groups: the view from the hospital laboratory, the private pathology lab, and the experts. Key findings and their implications for strategy, planning, and business outcomes. Future research directions, including reverse SISP. Strategic ICT Planning in Pathology is a go-to resource for healthcare administrators and researchers in healthcare management, health policy, and health services research interested in troubleshooting systems, conducting surveys on IS, or better understanding how quality ICT works.
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4478-7
ISBN: 978-1-4614-4478-7
Type: Book
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT & Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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