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IT and Organization: A Delicate Partnership

Organization Development in Healthcare: Conversations on Research and Strategies

ISBN: 978-0-85724-709-4, eISBN: 978-0-85724-710-0

ISSN: 1474-8231

Publication date: 6 July 2011

Abstract

Information technology (IT) is an important enabler of organization models (OM) and of innovative strategies, as it fosters information integration and streamlines information flows. Two case studies offer evidence about the strategic use of IT innovation (i.e., digital signature) to foster successful OM and partnerships in health care, while results from a survey and some case studies show how institutional reforms can foster the diffusion of mature technologies (i.e., ERP) as an adaptive strategy of health care organizations. Leadership and clear vision lead to consistency between OM and technology and foster the exploitation full benefits associated with innovation.

Citation

Calciolari, S. (2011), "IT and Organization: A Delicate Partnership", Wolf, J.A., Hanson, H., Moir, M.J., Friedman, L. and Savage, G.T. (Ed.) Organization Development in Healthcare: Conversations on Research and Strategies (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 271-286. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-8231(2011)0000010022

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