Organization structural and cultural influences in hospital information systems integration


Information systems (IS) integration has long been regarded as the result of various information technology (IT) related problems within the IS architecture and IT infrastructure. This study takes a new approach to examining the origins of IS integration problems from an organizational context perspective. Based on a 30-month longitudinal study at a 1,050 registered bed large teaching hospital, this paper shows that the complexity of organizational structural and cultural influence is a main factor that gives rise to hospital IS integration challenges. Theoretical and practical implications of this study are also discussed.

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Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale

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