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An Integrative Health Information Systems Approach for Facilitating Strategic Planning in Hospitals

Killingsworth, Brenda; Newkirk, Henry E.; Seeman, Elaine

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Abstract: This article presents a framework for developing strategic information systems (SISs) for hospitals. It proposes a SIS formulation process which incorporates complexity theory, strategic/organizational analysis theory, and conventional MIS development concepts. Within the formulation process, four dimensions of SIS are proposed as well as an implementation plan. A major contribution of this article is the development of a hospital SIS framework which permits an organization to fluidly respond to external, interorganizational, and intraorganizational influences. In addition, this article offers a checklist which managers can utilize in developing an SIS in health care.

Brenda Killingsworth, PhD, is Associate Professor of MIS, College of Business, Department of Decision Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. E-mail: killingsworthb@mail.ecu.edu.

Henry E. Newkirk, PhD, is Assistant Professor of MIS, College of Business, Department of Decision Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. E-mail: newkirkh@mail.ecu.edu.

Elaine Seeman, PhD, is Assistant Professor of MIS, College of Business, Department of Decision Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. E-mail: seemane@mail.ecu.edu.

Submitted exclusively to Health Care Management Review.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.