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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
Keywords: e-Health
Return on Investment
health outcomes
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18066
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