Adopting Health Information Systems - 75919

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Many health care leaders struggle with identifying the advantages and/or disadvantages when adopting a new or improving a current health information system. Many organizations are opting out of acquiring a new health information system due to the high monetary cost. Meanwhile, other health care organizations face resistance from employees and other stakeholders over system implementation. Overall, system acquisition is a challenge for most health care leaders.

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Managing the data explosion 

Catholic health partners to acquire Kaiser Permanente Ohio  

Mergers and acquisitions may be hazardous to health IT 

  In your discussion post, refer to these articles (above) as you answer the following questions:

What are at least three of the barriers faced by health care leaders in adopting health information systems

Can these barriers be prevented?  Explain your answer.

What options are available for health information system acquisition?

What system of checks and balances could be used to eliminate or reduce resistance?

How do culture and/or behavioral factors influence acquisition?

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