Use of information systems in Air Force medical treatment facilities in strategic planning and decision-making

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  • An exploratory study used Ansoff's strategic planning model as a framework to assess perceived effectiveness of information systems in supporting strategic business plan development at Air Force medical treatment facilities (MTFs). Results showed information systems were most effective in supporting historical trend analysis, strategic business plans appeared to be a balance of operational and strategic plans, and facilities perceived a greater need for new clinical, vice administrative, information systems to support strategic planning processes. Administrators believed information systems should not be developed at the local level and perceived information systems have the greatest impact on improving clinical quality outcomes, followed by ability to deliver cost effective care and finally, ability to increase market share. © Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006.
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  • Yap GA; Platonova EA; Musa PF
  • Start Page

  • 9
  • End Page

  • 16
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 1