Adopting Health Information Systems

Many health care leaders struggle with identifying the advantages and/or disadvantages when adopting a new or improving a current health information system. Many organizations are opting out of acquiring a new health information system due to the high monetary cost. Meanwhile, other health care organizations face resistance from employees and other stakeholders over system implementation . Overall, system acquisition is a challenge for most health care leaders. 

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 In your discussion post, refer to these articles as you answer the following questions:

    • What are at least three of the barriers faced by health care leaders in adopting health information systems
    • Can these barriers be prevented?  Explain your answer.
    • What options are available for health information system acquisition?
    • What system of checks and balances could be used to eliminate or reduce resistance?
    • How do culture and/or behavioral factors influence acquisition?

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