Information Systems: A Competitive Advantage for Managing Healthcare

  • James M. Gabler
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


The term “competitive advantage” is increasingly used to describe business initiatives in healthcare and elsewhere. Yet only history can judge whether in fact an initiative did make a difference. Time must pass before the competitive impact of a particular product or service can be appropriately evaluated. Moreover, an apparent competitive advantage is difficult to sustain since it is limited by time until
  • a competitor matches or exceeds the advantage

  • a competitor’s advantage is matched or exceeded

  • an advantage is regained


Competitive Advantage Functional Area Delivery Mechanism Communication Architecture Oriented Design 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

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  • James M. Gabler

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