Information Systems for Healthcare Management
Glandon, G. L., Smaltz, D. H., & Slovensky, D. J. (2013). Information systems for healthcare management (8th ed.). Health Administration Press.
Read Chapter 1: Connecting the Strategic Dots: Does HIT Matter?
Read Chapter 2: External Environment.
Chapter 1 addresses the importance of Health Information Technology in the strategic outlook of healthcare organizations. Of particular note are the ways HIT integrates with the healthcare system in helping to address the challenges systems face today.
Chapter 2 reviews the environment and external pressures healthcare systems operate within. Understanding these challenges helps to better appreciate the use of HIT.