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Computer information systems in hospitals: What works and what doesn't?

The success or failure of a hospital's computer information system (CIS) for physicians to request lab tests and results and to prescribe treatments for in-patients depends on whether physicians accept or resist the system's implementation. Lapointe and Rivard analyze the reactions to CIS implementations at 3 hospitals to understand better why physician resistance is often high and why implementations may fail.

In a related commentary, Zitner maintains that resistance is not due to power and politics but rather to the fact that physicians often end up having less time to spend with patients.


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Contact: Dr. Liette Lapointe
514-398-8950
Canadian Medical Association Journal
22-May-2006


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