Technology Innovation in a Small Rural Hospital

Technology Innovation in a Small Rural Hospital

Sheila K. McGinnis (Idaho State University, USA), Carla Wiggins (Idaho State University, USA), Kenneth Trimmer (Idaho State University, USA) and Lela Pumphrey (Idaho State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-447-7.ch005


This case study illustrates how the leaders of a small, rural hospital were able to successfully introduce and institutionalize a strategic change in information technologies. Our work briefly reviews strategic change leadership and common theories of innovation and governance. We then present a case study investigating how a hospital’s top management team used managerial discretion to create and institutionalize a strategic information technology (IT) innovation.

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