The successful implementation of health information systems in complex health care organizations ultimately hinges on the receptivity and preparedness of the user. Although the Information Age is well underway, user resistance to information systems is still a valid concern facing the informatics community. This book provides effective management strategies to health care administrators for the productive integration and maintainence of such information systems. The Second Edition covers three main areas: technical skills, project management skills, and organizational and people skills, including the practical implementation strategies necessary to make the system an operational success. The audience for this book consists of health care administrators, CEOs, clinicians, IT developers, librarians, and professors.
Successful introduction of major new systems into complex medical organizations requires an effective blend of good technical and organizational skills. The technically best system may be woefully inadequate if its implementation is resisted by people who have low psychological ownership in that system. On the other hand, people with high ownership can make a technically mediocre system function fairly well. Managing Technological Change focuses on the successful strategies for implementation of information systems within medical organizations as well as on effective management strategies for the altered organization once the new systems are in place.