Title: An evaluation of the management of the information systems and technologies in hospitals (GESITI-hospitals): the north-eastern planning region in Bulgaria

Authors: Bistra Vassileva; Antonio José Balloni

Addresses: University of Economics-Varna, 77 Knjaz Boris I Blvd., Varna 9002, Bulgaria ' Rodovia D. Pedro I (SP-65) Km 143,6, Terminal Intermodal de Cargas de Campinas (TICC), Campinas – SP, CEP: 13069-901, Brazil

Abstract: This paper aims to assess the penetration level and the key management issues during the implementation of information systems and technologies (IST) in hospitals. To meet these goals we conducted a study using prospective questionnaire provided by the GESITI project (GESITI, 2013a, 2013b). The results helped us to summarise the challenges in IST management in Bulgarian hospitals as well as to identify the critical points during the IST implementation there. Several recommendations and implications for future research were defined at the end of the study. The aim of the paper is to present the managerial situation in hospitals in the north-eastern planning region in Bulgaria with a focus on IST implementation situation there.

Keywords: information systems; information technology; hospitals; healthcare management; healthcare technology; Bulgaria.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAUDIT.2014.066231

International Journal of Auditing Technology, 2014 Vol.2 No.2, pp.167 - 191

Received: 09 Jun 2014
Accepted: 02 Sep 2014

Published online: 08 Dec 2014 *

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