The Effect of IT Capital on Hospital Efficiency

Posted: 28 Jun 2007

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Michael Gene Housman

University of Pennsylvania - Health Care Systems Department

Lorin M. Hitt

University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department

Kinga Z. Elo

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP - New York Office; University of Melbourne - Faculty of Business and Economics; Princeton University

Nicolas Beard

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

The academic literature on hospital information technology is relatively sparse despite its important implications for hospital management, with only limited empirical evidence linking implementation of hospital IT systems with improvements in health care quality, financial and operational performance. This study aims to corroborate the observational evidence by using a cost function estimation approach to examine the impact of IT capital investments on hospital cost efficiency.

Keywords: health information technology, administrative applications, clinical applications

Suggested Citation

Housman, Michael Gene and Hitt, Lorin M. and Elo, Kinga Zsuzsanna and Beard, Nicolas, The Effect of IT Capital on Hospital Efficiency. iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=993008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.993008

Michael Gene Housman (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Health Care Systems Department ( email )

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Lorin M. Hitt

University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department ( email )

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
215-898-7730 (Phone)
215-898-3664 (Fax)

Kinga Zsuzsanna Elo

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP - New York Office ( email )

300 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
United States

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Business and Economics ( email )

Victoria, 3010
Australia

Princeton University ( email )

22 Chambers Street
Princeton, NJ 08544-0708
United States

Nicolas Beard

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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