Strategic ICT Planning in Pathology

  • Markus Belkin
  • Brian Corbitt
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Mark Belkin, Brian Corbitt, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mark Belkin, Brian Corbitt, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    Pages 7-44
  4. Mark Belkin, Brian Corbitt, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    Pages 45-56
  5. Mark Belkin, Brian Corbitt, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    Pages 57-78
  6. Mark Belkin, Brian Corbitt, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    Pages 79-88
  7. Mark Belkin, Brian Corbitt, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    Pages 89-110
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 111-111

About this book

Introduction

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. 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.

Keywords

Health informatics Health technology Information systems effectiveness measurement Laboratory information systems SISP

Authors and affiliations

  • Markus Belkin
    • 1
  • Brian Corbitt
    • 2
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 3
  1. 1., RMIT UniversitySchool of Business Information TechnologMelbourne VICAustralia
  2. 2., RMIT UniversitySchool of Business Information TechnologMelbourne VICAustralia
  3. 3., RMIT UniversitySchool of Business Information TechnologMelbourne VICAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4478-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4477-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4478-7
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