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How Do Integrated Delivery Systems Adopt and Implement Clinical Information Systems?

Weiner, Bryan J.; Savitz, Lucy A.; Bernard, Shulamit; Pucci, Linda Gearhart

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Abstract: We examined how five integrated delivery systems make decisions about and implement clinical information systems. Using case study methods, we identified general themes and explored how organizational context factors and information technology characteristics affect adoption and implementation processes.

Bryan J. Weiner, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. E-mail: bryan_weiner@unc.edu

Lucy A. Savitz, Ph.D., M.B.A., is Senior Health Research Analyst, Health Care Quality Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Shulamit Bernard, Ph.D., R.N., is Senior Health Research Analyst and Program Director, Health Care Quality Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Linda G. Pucci, M.P.H., B.S.N., is Health Research Analyst, Health Care Quality Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

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