Title

A technology ecosystem perspective on hospital management information systems: lessons from the health literature

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Management

RAS ID

9524

Comments

This article was originally published as: Bain, C. A. & Standing, C. (2009) A technology ecosystem perspective on hospital management information systems: lessons from the health literature. International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 5(2), p. 193-210. Original article available here

Abstract

Hospital managers have a large range of information needs including quality metrics, financial reports, access information needs, educational, resourcing and decision support needs. Currently these needs involve interactions by managers with numerous disparate systems, both electronic such as SAP, Oracle Financials, PAS' (patient administration systems) like HOMER, and relevant websites; and paper-based systems. Hospital management information systems (HMIS) can be thought of sitting within a Technology Ecosystem (TE). In addition, Hospital Management Information Systems (HMIS) could benefit from a broader and deeper TE model, and the HMIS environment may in fact represents its own TE (the HMTE). This research will examine lessons from the health literature in relation to some of these issues, and propose an extension to the base model of a TE.

DOI

10.1504/IJEH.2009.029225

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1504/IJEH.2009.029225