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Understanding The Adoption And Impact Of Information Technology On Healthcare: Case Studies In Electronic Health Records And Computerized Diagnosis

Chaza Abdul and Wenli Wang
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Chaza Abdul: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, United States
Wenli Wang: Robert Morris University , United States

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Abstract: Information Technology (IT) in the healthcare industry has improved healthcare efficiency and patient quality of care. This paper identifies two IT theories to explain IT adoption in healthcare: Diffusion of Innovations and Actor-Network theories. The focal technologies in discussion are electronic health records and computerized diagnosis. The research also identifies the impact of IT in healthcare in four dimensions: improved usability, accessibility, operational efficiency and stimulated economic development. It further illustrates the IT adoption and its impact with three case studies.

Keywords: Healthcare Information Technology; Electronic Medical Records; Computerized Diagnosis; Information Technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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