I will pay for the following article Assessment of Application of IT in Healthcare Industry. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Fiscal performance is defined as a medical group’s gross charges per physician, operating cost per physician, and operating margin, while IT developments include investments in computer equipment and software, telecommunications equipment and services, and data processing services (Smith, 2000). In this light, IT systems can help increase gross charges, operating margin, and net revenues of a health organization. Therefore, there are three main benefits of having IT in a health organization: first, its capacity to provide comprehensive electronic medical records. second, its ability to upgrade hospital information systems. and last, its capability to support intranet that can be used for information distribution, supply chain management, and remote diagnostics.
However, it must be underscored that the success in adopting IT is banked on five key constants, as explained by Bernstein (2007). These are:(1) proper use and maintenance of IT budget. (2) role of supportive leadership that comes from opinion leaders. (3) use of project management. (4) process of implementation. and (5) end-user involvement. Thus, Larsen (2008) reiterated that the following considerations have to be made by leaders when choosing and developing IT systems in their health organizations: first, maintaining a strategic focus during the review of the chosen IT system. second, creating a framework for assessing the value of IT for the health organization. and, lastly, keeping updated on trends in IT.
In this study, we aim to further scrutinize the role of IT in a health organization by looking at the case of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in its management of electronic data records (EDR) through its Point of Order.