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Risk Analysis of IT Projects Implementation in Hospitals

Version 1 : Received: 16 March 2019 / Approved: 18 March 2019 / Online: 18 March 2019 (09:30:38 CET)

How to cite: Sadeghzadeh, H. Risk Analysis of IT Projects Implementation in Hospitals. Preprints 2019, 2019030173 Sadeghzadeh, H. Risk Analysis of IT Projects Implementation in Hospitals. Preprints 2019, 2019030173

Abstract

Objective:The application of information technology (IT( is fundamental in the hospitals to stay competitive.In this regard, recognizing the main risks to the implementation of IT in hospitals can provide vastopportunities to improve its efficiency and help to make strategic decisions. This study aimed tosearch for the main risks of implementation of IT projects in the hospitals of Tehran. Methods: This was a practical and cross-sectional study which was conducted in the 18 hospitals of Tehran,Iran, 2018; in which a sample of 65 members were studied. The required data were collected using a questionnaire to examine seven main risks, including market, project management, human resources, technical, organizational, financial, strategic risks. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 19.0. Additionally, the method used to test the risks in this study was structural equation modeling, which was ran using LISREL 9.30. Results: The results showed that among the seven main risks of to the implementation of IT in hospitals, the highest and lowest means were related to the human resource risks and the market risks, respectively. Also, according to the SEM, human resource risks and market risks had the highest and lowest effects, respectively. Conclusion: Announcing the use of IT in the hospitals, holding conferences about new IT developments with employees, suitable training, encouraging them to use IT tools, providing a motivating atmosphere to use IT tools for employees, are a few effective ways of overcoming the human resource risks.

Subject Areas

Risk analysis, Information Technology, Hospitals, Human Resource Risks.

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