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Charting Health Information Technology Futures for Healthcare Services Organizations

Charting Health Information Technology Futures for Healthcare Services Organizations
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Author(s): Avnish Rastogi (Providence Health & Services, USA), Tugrul Daim (Portland State University, USA) and Joseph Tan (Wayne State University, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 24
Source title: Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-050-9.ch180

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Abstract

As health organizations strive to improve operational efficiencies and increase worker productivity, new forms of health information technologies (HITs) are constantly being developed. This article surveys the extant HIT literature and adopts a case analysis approach to identifying emerging health information technologies. The understanding of HIT trend is further enriched through the applications of technology-forecasting techniques, specifically, scenario analysis and U.S. patent searches. The article focuses on five emerging HITs and their impact on the future of U.S. Healthcare Services Delivery.

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