Impact of a Hospital Information System on Hospital Organization
Strategies for implementation of a Hospital Information System are discussed, both from a practical point of view and in relation to theoretical models. As an example, experiences at Leiden University Hospital are outlined. Although it is very hard to separate the actual influence of a HIS on hospital organization from effects of other developments, an attempt is made to indicate some actual consequences, found at Leiden. Rather large differences can be seen between impacts of the system on different departments within the hospital. Some explanations for these differences are given, while also a few statements are made concerning expected changes in the future.
KeywordsSpiritual Welfare Hospital Information System User Involvement Dutch Hospital Hospital Organization
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