Health Informatics and Healthcare Redesign Using ICT to Move from an Evolutionary to a Revolutionary Stage

Health Informatics and Healthcare Redesign Using ICT to Move from an Evolutionary to a Revolutionary Stage

Vivian Vimarlund (Linköping University, Sweden)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-792-8.ch008
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Abstract

This chapter introduces a framework to analyze the pre-requisites to move from an evolutionary stage to a revolutionary one when using ICT in healthcare. It argues that the degree of transformation should be determined by the role ICT has in the organization when initiating the redesigning process, but also by the aims technology is supposed to achieve. The suggested framework can be used to identify preconditions and areas affected from the implementation and use of ICT providing a structure to evaluate how changes will affect key actors and the organization. The classification suggested to identify different steps of transformation should indicate stakeholders, healthcare personnel, and managers how to refocus their priorities to be able to built organizations that can be adapted to the revolutionary stage to obtain the same benefits that the industry has previously identified from the implementation of use of ICT .

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