Preparation for and Implementation of Automated Hospital Information Systems.
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This report is intended to serve as a reference guide for military health care system managers at all levels in the planning, implementation, and benefits realization of automated hospital information systems. Chapter I defines the types of hospital automatic data processing ADP systems and the concepts associated with the transition from manual to automated operations. Chapter II describes characteristic impacts both positive and negative of an ADP system on the overall operation of the affected hospital departments, and on the various categories of personnel within the hospital. Chapter III discusses the problem of resistance to change and its implications, and presents management strategies for minimizing problems that might occur either before or soon after installation of the new system. Chapter IV identifies common sources of unused system potential and suggests post implementation strategies for realizing the full potential of the DAP system. Among the strategies recommended and discussed are 1 user involvement in the planning process 2 formation of a system implementation team and 3 formation of a benefits realization team. The report cites lessons learned from previous military and civilian experiences with hospital ADP implementation as well as general literature relating to adoption of innovation. Author
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