Planning and Control and the Use of Information Technology in Mental Healthcare Organizations

Planning and Control and the Use of Information Technology in Mental Healthcare Organizations

I.J. Baars (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) and G.G. Van Merode (Board of Maastricht University Medical Center and Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-988-5.ch067
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Abstract

Demand for mental healthcare increases. Simultaneously, the need for more patient oriented processes increases and the market develops towards more competition among providers and organizations. As a result of these developments, mental healthcare organizations are becoming more aware of efficiency and effectiveness. Often, they choose to transform to more process oriented organizations, which require changes in planning and control systems and information technology (IT). However, little is known about the required planning and control systems and IT for mental healthcare.

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