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The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations, 2nd Edition

The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations, 2nd Edition

John P. Glaser

ISBN: 978-0-787-96282-1

Mar 2004, Jossey-Bass

240 pages

Select type: E-Book

$64.99

Description

This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations offers health care executives and managers a balanced analysis of health care information systems. Written by John Glaser-a renowned expert in the field of health care information technology-this important resource shows health care professionals how to use IT to reduce costs, respond to the demands of managed care, develop a continuum of care, and manage and improve the quality of service to patients, payers, and physicians.
Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Introduction.

1. An Overview of Strategy.

Definition of Strategy.

Competitive Strategy.

The Need-for-IT Strategy.

Characteristics of Strategic Thinking.

Summary.

2. Linkage of IT Strategy to Organizational Strategy.

Strategic Planning Frameworks and Methodologies.

Information Technology as a Competitive Weapon.

Summary.

3. Internal IT Capabilities and Characteristics.

Asset Composition and Overview.

Asset Discussion.

Asset Lessons Learned and Observations.

IT-Centric Organizational Attributes.

The Question of Value.

Factors That Influence Organizational IT Asset Decisions.

Summary.

4. Examples of IT Strategy.

Clinical Information Systems.

Integration of Information Systems.

The Internet.

Summary.

5. Conclusion.

References.

Index.
"This is a book of exceptionally high quality that is essential in the libraries of healthcare organization leaders." (Doody's Publishing, 5/02)