Investments in information systems and technology in the healthcare: Project management mediation

Jorge Gomes 1 * , Mário Romão 1

Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 15-24.

https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201606

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Abstract

Healthcare organisations must improve their business practices and internal procedures in order to answer the increasing demand of health professionals and the general public for more and better information. Hospitals invest massively in information systems and technology (IS/IT) in the hope that these investments will improve healthcare and meet patients’ demands. The main objective of our research is to study how organisational maturity, enhanced by investments in IS/IT, project management and best practices, leads to successful projects in public healthcare organisations. The rational of our model is that organisational maturity has a positive effect on IS/IT project success, and that this success is also positively enhanced by the use of project management practices. We emphasise that this combination of approaches can increase the effectiveness of projects. Furthermore, it can also improve the confidence that the results of investments will meet stakeholders’ expectations.

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health information systems, IT healthcare, health IS/IT projects, project success, project management, maturity models

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Gomes, J., and Romão, M. (2016). Investments in information systems and technology in the healthcare: Project management mediation. Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management, 1(1), pp. 15-24. https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201606

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