The Effect of IT Capital on Hospital Efficiency
Posted: 28 Jun 2007
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
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