Shopping Cart | Login | Register | Language: English

Information Technology (IT) and the Healthcare Industry: A SWOT Analysis

Volume 3, Issue 1. Copyright © 2008. 18 pages.
OnDemand Article PDF Download
Download link provided immediately after order completion
$30.00
List Price: $37.50
Current Promotions:
20% Online Bookstore Discount*
Available. Instant access upon order completion.
DOI: 10.4018/jhisi.2008010105|
Cite Article

MLA

Helms, Marilyn M., Rita Moore and Mohammad Ahmadi. "Information Technology (IT) and the Healthcare Industry: A SWOT Analysis." IJHISI 3.1 (2008): 75-92. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. doi:10.4018/jhisi.2008010105

APA

Helms, M. M., Moore, R., & Ahmadi, M. (2008). Information Technology (IT) and the Healthcare Industry: A SWOT Analysis. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI), 3(1), 75-92. doi:10.4018/jhisi.2008010105

Chicago

Helms, Marilyn M., Rita Moore and Mohammad Ahmadi. "Information Technology (IT) and the Healthcare Industry: A SWOT Analysis," International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) 3 (2008): 1, accessed (December 21, 2014), doi:10.4018/jhisi.2008010105

Export Reference

Mendeley
Sample PDF Favorite
Information Technology (IT) and the Healthcare Industry: A SWOT Analysis
Access on Platform
Browse by Subject
Top

Abstract

The healthcare industry is under pressure to improve patient safety, operate more efficiently, reduce medical errors, and provide secure access to timely information while controlling costs, protecting patient privacy, and complying with legal guidelines. Analysts, practitioners, patients and others have concerns for the industry. Using the popular strategic analysis tool of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis (SWOT), facing the healthcare industry and its adoption of information technologies (IT) are presented. Internal strengths supporting further industry investment in IT include improved patient safety, greater operational efficiency, and current investments in IT infrastructure. Internal weaknesses, however, include a lack of information system integration, user resistance to new technologies and processes, and slow adoption of IT. External opportunities including increased use of the Internet, a favorable national environment, and a growing call for industry standards are pressured by threats of legal compliance, loss of patient trust, and high cost of IT.
Top

Complete Article List

Search this Journal: Reset
Volume 10: 0 Issues (2015)
Volume 9: 3 Issues (2014)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2007)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2006)
View Complete Journal Contents Listing