IT-Enabled Governance Structures in Health Care

R. Suomi, J. Tahkapaa
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Health care is one of those industries where computerization and networking processes are proceeding very fast. At the same time, cost justification pressures are high, and personnel resources turn scarce in many countries. Add to this the fine-tuned ethical dimension of delivering at least minimum service to all citizens regardless of their income. No wonder the industry is in a turbulent situation, where novel ways of organizing activities are badly needed. The minitrack focuses on the effect
more » ... of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the governance structures of health care. How does and should information and telecommunication technology affect them? Business process redesign is related to the issue, but governance structures are at a higher level both in importance and interest: business processes happen within the frames governance structures give. Governance structures are stabile and slow to change.
doi:10.1109/hicss.2005.364 dblp:conf/hicss/SuomiT05 fatcat:7dgpvlutqvflzpmo6ommvfvnee