Interventions for information systems introduction in the NHS.

The Management School, Sheffield University, 9 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT, UK.
Health Informatics Journal (Impact Factor: 0.83). 01/2008; 13(4):283-302. DOI: 10.1177/1460458207082978
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ABSTRACT This article provides a historical review of five long-term interventions which were undertaken within the NHS. The objective of the exercise was to examine how information systems (IS) were introduced into operational environments. The length of the interventions ranged from 9 months to almost 3 years. The five sites were all at different stages of system development and the research was carried out using a combination of participant observation and action research. The research question asks, 'How can organizations think about and hence go about their information provision in such a way that successful IS are introduced?'

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