Does Technology Substitute for Nurses? Staffing Decisions in Nursing Homes

  title={Does Technology Substitute for Nurses? Staffing Decisions in Nursing Homes},
  author={S. F. Lu and Huaxia Rui and A. Seidmann},
  journal={Simon Business School Working Papers},
  • S. F. Lu, Huaxia Rui, A. Seidmann
  • Published 2018
  • Business, Computer Science
  • Simon Business School Working Papers
  • Over the past 10 years, many healthcare organizations have made significant investments in automating their clinical operations, mostly through the introduction of advanced information systems. Yet the impact of these investments on staffing is still not well understood. In this paper, we study the effect of information technology (IT)-enabled automation on staffing decisions in healthcare facilities. Using unique nursing home IT data from 2006 to 2012, we find that the licensed nurse staffing… CONTINUE READING
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