A Cross-country Comparison of Success Factor Priorities for Health Information Technology Managers: Evidence of Convergence in the Nordic Countries

Thi Thanh Hai Nguyen, Tom Roar Eikebrokk, Carl Erik Moe, Rony Medaglia, Hannu Larsson, Tommi Tapanainen

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    Abstract

    The implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) can improve the provision of highquality and efficient healthcare services; however, it has met with significant challenges in many cases. Despite the challenges occurring in many countries, prior research on HIT implementation success factors is, however, mainly from the USA. This research conducted a survey to IT managers in Nordic countries’ healthcare organizations and compiled a list of the HIT implementation success factors that these managers considered important in each country. It was found that IT managers in Nordic countries agree highly with each other in
    their judgment of the importance of these success factors. While Nordic countries’ healthcare systems and culture are relatively similar, the results suggest that an internationally applicable set of recommendations for the successful completion of HIT implementations could be within the realm of possibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-48
    EditorsTung X. Bui, Ralph H. Sprague Jr.
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2015
    Pages2824-2833
    Article number7070157
    ISBN (Print)9781479973675
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479973675
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventThe 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2015 - Kauai, Hawaii, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20158 Jan 2015
    Conference number: 48
    http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_48/apahome48.htm

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2015
    Number48
    CountryUnited States
    CityKauai, Hawaii
    Period05/01/201508/01/2015
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    ISSN1060-3425

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    Nguyen, T. T. H., Eikebrokk, T. R., Moe, C. E., Medaglia, R., Larsson, H., & Tapanainen, T. (2015). A Cross-country Comparison of Success Factor Priorities for Health Information Technology Managers: Evidence of Convergence in the Nordic Countries. In T. X. Bui, & R. H. Sprague Jr. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-48 (pp. 2824-2833). [7070157] Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.342