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PACS Contribution to Hospital Strategy via Improved Workflow
Reeva Lederman (University of Melbourne, Australia), Rogier van de Wetering (University of Melbourne, Australia), and Lucy Firth (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-889-5.ch129
This chapter investigates the adequacy of BSC for a holistic evaluation of the workflow impacts of a PACS implementation. It asks whether a theoretical model such as BSC adequately captures the reality of how such technology is used. The approach taken is radical in that it is built on a consideration of the fundamentals of hospital strategy. The BSC is then modified to incorporate qualitative themes rather than performance measures to reflect the fundamentally qualitative nature of the clinical values of hospital strategy. In so doing, this chapter develops a framework that is relevant to a hospital’s not-for-profit and clinical strategies.
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