Presenting a model to evaluate factors affecting outsourcing of health information technology services

Shirdeli, M. and Zare, S. and Kharazmi, E. and Rezaee, R. and Maher, M.H. (2018) Presenting a model to evaluate factors affecting outsourcing of health information technology services. Acta Informatica Medica, 26 (3). pp. 190-194.

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Introduction: Outsourcing of health information technology services (OHITS) is an important process for healthcare organizations due to the lack of expert staff to respond rapid advance in IT and the security of patient�s information. This study aimed at presenting a model to evaluate factors affecting OHITS. Method: This is a descriptive-analytic study, conducted in 2017. Participants were experts of IT and accounting field. This research was performed in four general steps: identifying the factors affecting OHITS through literature review; determining suitable indicators by Delphi technique; prioritizing the factors using Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP), measuring the accuracy of research hypotheses by Partial Least Square (PLS) and calculating the Goodness Of Fit (GOF) criteria for the model. Findings: the most and the least important factors affecting OHITS were �motivation� and �selection of a provider� respectively. GOF criteria was 0.697, suggesting powerful model fitting. Conclusion: Using the model presented in this research, the healthcare managers and chief officers of IT will be able to decide consciously about outsourcing projects, and also manage the project better. © 2018 Mohammad Shirdeli, Sahar Zare, Erfan Kharazmi, Rita Rezaee, Mohammad Hadi Maher

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; article; Delphi study; human; information technology; least square analysis; manager; medical information; motivation
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Para medicine > Department of Management & Health Information Technology
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2019 14:59
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2019 14:59

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