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You are what you reimburse
What drives capital spending in health care? Follow the money.
Health care finance and the early adoption of hospital information systems
This study examines the adoption of hospital information systems (HIS), specifically focusing on the connection between the financing of health care and the adoption of these new technologies. Using a recently uncovered dataset detailing the systems installed at over 2300 hospitals, the results indicate that state price regulations slowed the adoption of these systems during the 1970's. In contrast, hospitals increased their adoption of HIS in response to the implementation of Medicare's prospective payment system. The evidence suggests that in the early years, these systems did not have the ...
Big business — big transformation
Rx for aging health care facilities
Health care capital investment has surged across most of the district, but the wish list isn't necessarily getting any shorter.
Succeeding by anticipating trends
The next IT in health care
Sophisticated information technology is a must-have for health care organizations.
Measuring the cost impact of hospital information systems: 1987-1994
This study measures the impact of information technology (IT) use on hospital operating costs during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Using a proprietary eight-year panel dataset (1987-1994) that catalogues application-level automation for the complete census of the 3,000 U.S. hospitals with more than 100 beds, this study finds that both financial/administrative and clinical IT systems at the most thoroughly automated hospitals are associated with declining costs three and five years after adoption. At the application level, declining costs are associated with the adoption of some of the ...