E-health Systems Diffusion And Use: The Innovation, the User And the Use It Model
IGI Global | July 2005 | ISBN: 1591404231 | 342 pages | PDF | 57 Mb
E-Health Systems Diffusion and Use: The Innovation, the User and the Use IT Model offers an overview of the use and diffusion of information systems in the health care sector with particular attention to the role of the user. This book starts with classic contributions and modifications and then continues with contemporary contributions, which include both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
About the Author
Ton Spil (1964) is teaching in the area of Business Information Systems at the University of Twente. In 1988 he finished his Masters in Computer Science and started his own company consulting big firms on strategic information systems planning. In 1996 he finished his PhD thesis on the effectiveness of these plans and after that he specialized in the application area healthcare and professional organizations. In 2000 he was project manager on a big e-health research project on electronic prescription systems for general practitioners. He edited a book called "Strategies for healthcare information systems" published by the IDEA group in 2001 and chaired the healthcare track on several major conferences on information systems. He sits in the organizing committee of the European Conference on Information Systems and in the program committee of American Conference of IS.
The entire academic career of Roel Schuring is focused around the effective organization and change of primary processes. He started in Geneva for the International Labour Office (1987) where he studied the effects of assembly automation on the occupational structure of assembly work. Later on he broadened his scope and included other dimensions of optimal organization of assembly work. During the nineties he mainly worked on the effective organization and introduction of programs for continuous improvement in organizations. Since 1998 he worked for the Healthcare management department. Dr. Schuring works as a part-time consultant for major industrial companies in the field of operations strategy.