Title: Value increasing business model for e-hospital

Authors: Robert Null, June Wei

Addresses: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. ' College of Business, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA

Abstract: This paper developed a business value increasing model for electronic hospital (e-hospital) based on electronic value chain analysis. From this model, 58 hospital electronic business (e-business) solutions were developed. Additionally, this paper investigated the adoption patterns of these 58 e-business solutions within six US leading hospitals. The findings show that only 36 of 58 or 62% of the e-business solutions are fully or partially implemented within the six hospitals. Ultimately, the research results will be beneficial to managers and executives for accelerating e-business adoptions for e-hospital.

Keywords: value chain management; hospital industry; e-business; electronic healthcare; electronic business; e-healthcare; e-hospitals; electronic hospitals; e-value chain; electronic value chain; business models; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2009.026272

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2009 Vol.5 No.1, pp.48 - 67

Published online: 05 Jun 2009 *

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