Bradley J. Dixon

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People and organizational issues are critical in both implementing medical informatics systems and in dealing with the altered organizations that new systems often create. The people and organizational issues area--like medical informatics itself--is a blend of many disciplines. The academic disciplines of psychology, sociology, social psychology, social(More)
A survey instrument was developed based on a model of the substantive factors influencing the adoption of Information Technology (IT) enabled innovations by physicians. The survey was given to all faculty and residents in a Primary Care teaching institution. Computerized literature searching was the IT innovation studied. The results support the role of the(More)
n J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1997;4:79–93. In the first stages of the information revolution in health care, technical hardware and software issues understandably received far more attention than people and organizational issues. Many of the early implementations were in the ‘‘business’’ areas of health care, which are characterized by hierarchical(More)
Positive outcomes come to health care organizations that are doing the right things well, that is, their organizational strategies are aligned with their environments and they are executing those strategies well. Likewise, the informatics strategies must also be aligned with the organization's strategies. Without this congruence, informatics does not have(More)
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