Title: Constructing a hierarchy project model to purchase medical information systems

Authors: Pi-Fang Hsu, Che-Wei Chang, Cheng-Lung Wu

Addresses: Department of Communications Management, Shih Hsin University, No. 1, Lane 17, Mu-Cha Road, Sec. 1, Taipei, 11604, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Information Management, Yuanpei University, 306 Yuanpei St., Hsin Chu 30015, Taiwan, ROC. ' Graduate Institute of Business and Management, Yuanpei University, 306 Yuanpei St., Hsin Chu 30015, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: This study developed project purchase medical information system model in this comprises two stages. In the first stage, the Analysis Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) are used to determine the relative weights. In the second stage, the modified Delphi technique is used to identify the most appropriate purchase criteria, and then the Analytic Network Process (ANP) theory is applied to determine the objective weight values. The proposed model can provide primary clinic administrators with a decision-making and purchase criteria that actively encourage the medical sector outsource to information technology contractors.

Keywords: project purchasing; MCDM; multicriteria decision making; outsourcing; AHP; analytical hierarchy process; ANP; analytical network process; GRA; grey relational analysis; medical information systems; modified Delphi technique; information technology; healthcare technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2009.024798

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2009 Vol.5 No.6, pp.693 - 715

Published online: 01 May 2009 *

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