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|Title: ||The Impact of E-Health Adoption and Investment on Health Outcomes: A Study using Secondary Analysis|
|Authors: ||Gill, Nancy|
|Advisor: ||Leonard, Kevin|
|Department: ||Health Policy, Management and Evaluation|
Return on Investment
|Issue Date: ||10-Dec-2009|
|Abstract: ||The overall goal of this research study is to determine if there is a correlation between electronic health (e-Health) adoption, e-Health investment and better health outcomes in a hospital setting. To carry out this research, data with respect to e-Health spending, e-Health adoption and relevant health outcome indicator results for Ontario hospitals were analyzed to determine if there is a correlation between the variables.
There were significant positive correlations between e-Health adoption and investment variables; indicating that higher e-Health investment is associated with greater e-Health adoption.
There were significant correlations between variables related to e-Health adoption, investment and certain health outcomes. For example, increased e-Health adoption was significantly and negatively correlated with variables related to Length of Stay (LOS), which suggests that increased e-Health adoption is associated with lower LOS.
This study attempts to create a foundation upon which Return On Investment (ROI) may be calculated for e-Health technology.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
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