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Managing Technological Change : Organizational Aspects of Health Informatics :  Organizational Aspects of Health Informatics - Nancy M. Lorenzi

Managing Technological Change : Organizational Aspects of Health Informatics

Organizational Aspects of Health Informatics

Hardcover Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780387985480
Number Of Pages: 308

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The successful implementation of health information systems in complex health care organizations ultimately hinges upon the receptivity and preparedness of the user. Although the Information Age is well underway, user resistance to information systems is still a valid concern facing the informatics community. This book provides effective management strategies to health care administrators, for the productive integration and maintainance of such information systems. The Second Edition covers three main areas: technical skills, project management skills, and organizational and people skills, including the practical implementation strategies necessary to make the system an operational success. The text will be complemented by 40 illustrations and 20 tables, as well as providing more guides and "how to" information, which are of great use to the reader. Key topics include: setting the stage; strategic vision, direction, and project planning; critical issues in project planning and management; critical design issues; the implementation process; negotiating political minefields; the critical role of leaders and leadership; dealing with end stage people issues; evaluating project success; managing the altered organization; and organizational and personal preparation for the future. The audience for this book consists of those who require sophisticated health information systems, namely health care administrators, CEOs, clinicians, IT developers, librarians, and professors.

Series Prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Setting the Stage: Information Systems, Change, and Healthcare Organizations
Reviewing the Problemp. 3
Examining Today's Healthcare Environmentp. 19
Linking Informatics and Change Managementp. 36
Establishing Strategic Issues
Determining the Strategic Directionp. 45
Understanding and Analyzing the Change Processp. 59
Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Structuresp. 76
Preparing for Change
Change Management for Successful Implementp. 99
Analyzing the Organization's Readiness for Changep. 110
Partnering for Success: A Team Approachp. 132
Critical Design (Redesign) Issuesp. 147
Critical Issues in Project Planning and Managementp. 159
Implementing the Change
Integrating the Change Process: Organizational and Information Systemsp. 189
Gaining Physician Acceptancep. 198
Examing the Critical Role of Leaders and Leadershipp. 206
Negotiating the Political Minefieldsp. 224
Managing Personal Stressp. 241
Managing the Postimplementation Stage
End-Stage People Issuesp. 257
Evaluating Project Successp. 268
Managing the Altered Organizationp. 276
Future Visions: Organizational and Personal Preparationp. 291
Indexp. 300
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ISBN: 9780387985480
ISBN-10: 0387985484
Series: Health Informatics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised