Fotis Kitsios, University of Macedonia, Applied Informatics, Greece
Maria Kamariotou, University of Macedonia, Applied Informatics, Greece
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Applied Informatics, Greece
Abstract: Despite the fact that Information Systems (IS) in hospitals increase the organizational value and performance, several Information Technology (IT) investments fail, due to the lack of strategic development. A strategic plan should include the strategy of health care organization or strategic aims, the resulting information management strategies, the existing state of Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and an evaluation on how far the existing IS align. Previous researches have examined HIS frameworks for planning and success, and HIS success factors, but they do not provide an integration of strategic planning with the HIS development. The purpose of this paper is to present a state of the art of the knowledge about strategic planning and success of HIS with a focus on the challenges in developing HIS. The findings show that there are a number of important issues that lead to inefficiencies in the current implementation practice.
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Aristomenis Syngelakis, University of Athens, , Greece
Fotis Kitsios, University of Macedonia, Applied Informatics, Greece
Maria Kamariotou, University of Macedonia, Applied Informatics, Greece
Abstract: As the economic and financial crisis and attendant austerity policies have a negative influence on the Greek National Health System (Greek NHS), the NHS professionals, as well as dentists, have to confront unsatisfactory working conditions, job insecurity and added work load. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the occupational stress of dentists in public healthcare sector in Greece, during the current economic crisis. A survey collected data from 135 non hospital dentists in Greece using the Effort – Reward Imbalance (ERI) questionnaire, a contemporary research instrument. The results show that a relative imbalance between efforts given and rewards received was found in non-hospital (primary care) Greek NHS dentists. Greek government should implement interventions to address occupational stress which is increased during the economic crisis. Also, Greek government should elaborate and improve the Public Dental care System.
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