An integrative health information systems approach strategic planning for facilitating in hospitals
B Killingsworth, HE Newkirk, E Seeman
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT REVIEW | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2006
This article presents a framework for developing strategic information systems (SISs) for hospitals. It proposes a SIS formulation process which incorporates complexity theory, strategic/organizational analysis theory, and conventional MIS development concepts. Within the formulation process, four dimensions of SIS are proposed as well as an implementation plan. A major contribution of this article is the development of a hospital SIS framework which permits an organization to fluidly respond to external, interorganizational, and intraorganizational influences. In addition, this article offers a checklist which managers can utilize in developing an SIS in health care.