Healthcare IT adoption under different government models: Debating the HITECH impacts

Chon Abraham, Miki Akiyama, Carol V. Brown, Wendy L. Currie, Elizabeth Davidson, Cynthia Lerouge, Diane M. Strong

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Abstract

Governments around the world are investing in healthcare as they attempt to increase access to care and the quality of care, while simultaneously lowering the costs of providing care. Many of these investments are in healthcare IT (HIT). The IT software industry is preparing for intensive competition for their HIT packages and workers in response to government and private industry investments. Yet different national healthcare models have produced widely differing healthcare outcomes and HIT adoption rates, with the U.S. performing poorly on both. The objective of this panel is to provide insights based on HIT research conducted in multiple healthcare contexts under different national government models, and then to engage the panel audience in debating the prospects for success of three IT-enabled healthcare delivery reforms being government-funded in the U.S. over the next 5 years. Our larger goal is to provide a forum for information sharing that will motivate other IS researchers across the global IS research community to contribute to the design of solutions and the capturing of best practices that will address some of the key goals of IT-enabled healthcare reform: improved access and quality, and decreased costs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event31st International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2010 - Saint Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 2010 Dec 122010 Dec 15

Publication series

NameICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems

Other

Other31st International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySaint Louis, MO
Period10/12/1210/12/15

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Keywords

  • Government regulation
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Hit research
  • IT workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Abraham, C., Akiyama, M., Brown, C. V., Currie, W. L., Davidson, E., Lerouge, C., & Strong, D. M. (2010). Healthcare IT adoption under different government models: Debating the HITECH impacts. In ICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems).