The Effect of Information Technology Investments in Healthcare: A Longitudinal Study of its Lag, Duration, and Economic Value

@article{Das2011TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Information Technology Investments in Healthcare: A Longitudinal Study of its Lag, Duration, and Economic Value},
  author={Sidhartha R. Das and Ulku Yaylacicegi and Nirup M. Menon},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
  year={2011},
  volume={58},
  pages={124-140}
}
This research develops a framework that disaggregates investments in IT in the healthcare industry into four distinct categories: investments in patient management IT (PMIT), transactional support IT (TSIT), communications IT (CIT), and administrative IT (AIT). In a longitudinal study, financial and operational data from several hospitals spanning 26 years are analyzed to examine the lag as well as duration of the effect of these IT investments on hospital costs and labor productivity. The… CONTINUE READING

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