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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Managing the gap: Balancing advances in technology with advances in management practice

David Ritchie

Australian Health Review 20(1) 53 - 63
Published: 1997

Abstract

Expenditure on information systems is widely anticipated to lead to improvedmanagement of health care resources. Despite large investments in hardware andsoftware, these expectations are difficult to realise. Part of the difficulty lies in themanner in which information systems are applied to, rather than integrated within,organisations. This paper considers some of the personal and organisational issues thatneed to be addressed to ?manage the gap? in balancing advances in informationtechnology with advances in management practice. The issues identified are consistentwith the concept of a learning organisation dealing with environmental change.Introduction

http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH970053

© AHHA 1997

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