Cost Justifying Information Systems

  • Brian T. Malec
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


With information systems technology expanding into all areas of healthcare, the cost justification of information systems is a major issue. Managers are being forced to justify expenditures based on the potential return on investment (ROI) for a particular alternative. Despite the difficulty of measuring benefits, decision makers will be pressured to cost justify potential purchases of advanced healthcare technologies, including information systems.


Decision Support System Cost Benefit Analysis Management Control System American Hospital Association Information System Technology 
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