Options in information systems outsourcing.

  title={Options in information systems outsourcing.},
  author={Dr. Lorraine H. Freed},
  journal={Journal of healthcare materiel management},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={28, 31, 34 passim}
Virtually any of the activities required to operate a hospital's information systems department can be outsourced, that is, performed by an outside firm. Outsourcing can be used as a business strategy to optimize resources to attain financial, tactical and strategic goals. Benefits include a smaller IS staff, reduced overhead and cost avoidance particularly in the area of capital equipment purchasing. However, outsourcing IS is not without risks and is not a panacea. It may even bring on its… CONTINUE READING