E-Health Systems Diffusion and Use: The Innovation, the User and the Use IT Model

E-Health Systems Diffusion and Use: The Innovation, the User and the Use IT Model

Ton Spil (University of Twente, the Netherlands) and R.W. Schuring (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
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Release Date: July, 2005|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 342|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-423-1
ISBN13: 9781591404231|ISBN10: 1591404231|EISBN13: 9781591404255|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781591404248

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E-Health Systems Diffusion and Use: The Innovation, the User and the UseIT Model offers an overview of the use and diffusion of information systems in the health care sector with particular attention to the role of the user. This book starts with classic contributions and modifications and then continues with contemporary contributions, which include both qualitative and quantitative approaches

This book combines various approaches to understand the diffusion and use of IS in health care, combining quantitative and qualitative approaches offering “the best of both worlds”. From a health care viewpoint, E-Health Systems Diffusion and Use: The Innovation, the User and the UseIT Model serves as a guide to better innovation through information technology, bringing a leap forward in formal evaluation of information systems in health care.

Reviews and Testimonials

Healthcare information systems are a hard topic for practitioners and academics as well. Demand for up-to-date and quality information is intense. This book offers information much in demand. In addition to guidance on information systems, the book gives deep insights on how to organize health care organizations and their processes.

– Reima Suomi, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ton A.M. Spil is assistant professor at the department of Technology & Management at the University of Twente. He is teaching in the area of Business Information Systems, mainly in project based education. In 1988 he finished his masterps in Computer Science and started his own company consulting big firms on strategic information systems planning. In 1996 he finished his PhD thesis on the effectiveness of these plans and after that he specialized in the application area healthcare and professional organizations. In 2000 he was project manager on a big e-health research project and chaired a track on HICSS 33.
Dr. Ir. R.W.Schuring is Associate Professor of Management of Health Care Organizations at the University of Twente in Enschede (The Netherlands). His research focuses on the effective organization of operational processes in healthcare. The role of the user in the diffusion of new technologies has particular interest. He cooperates with leading hospitals in The Netherlands and abroad.

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