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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: IT in health care : a business enabler?
Authors: Krey, Mike
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3258
Proceedings: Proceeding of 2016 international conference on information management
Pages: 121
Pages to: 126
Conference details: 2016 2nd International Conference on Information Management (ICIM 2016), London, 7-8 May 2016
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IEEE
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Piscataway
ISBN: 978-1-5090-1471-2
Language: English
Subjects: Governance; Risk Management; Compliance; Healthcare; Switzerland
Subject (DDC): 004: Computer science
362: Health and social services
Abstract: Information processing in health care demands reliable, relevant, systematic, integrated, and managed data throughout care delivery. This leads, even with IT, to increased and time-consuming activities and can cause potentially dangerous situations for the patient as important data may not be available when needed, which in turn can lead to wrong diagnostic or therapeutic decisions. Consequently, hospital IT executives must balance many competing priorities. These endeavours require, in addition to the appropriate utilisation of given IT resources, a farsighted alignment of IT issues with objectives, and a thorough understanding of uncertainties and legal obligations. This approach to integrated IT governance, IT risk management, and IT compliance (IT GRC) in the hospital Environment is the subject of the work presented here. This investigation is associated with a survey that has been conducted in 2009 and allows therefore drawing conclusions on the progress of IT GRC management in Swiss hospitals over the last 5 years. The findings revealed that IT GRC in health care is still all too often seen as the realm and sole responsibility of the CIO and the IT department. The findings proved that IT GRC has not been utilised sufficiently by the executive management of many hospitals, especially the public ones. The findings revealed the reasons for a less pervasive spread of managed IT GRC can be structured into four main categories representing the greatest barriers to a successful convergence of integrated IT GRC.
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Departement: School of Management and Law
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