Five constants of information technology adoption in healthcare. Academic Article uri icon


  • The healthcare industry has developed a dependence on information technology (IT) for maintaining and improving both clinical and business operations. Whether IT is used for office automation or for reducing medical errors, there are five constants that routinely influence the successful integration of IT in healthcare. These constants are the proper use and maintenance of the IT budget, the role of supportive leadership, the use of project management, the process of implementation, and the significance of end user involvement. These constants challenge healthcare organizations to efficiently and effectively use their financial and human resources when adopting new IT. These constants also shape how the healthcare industry approaches the adoption and utilization of new IT. A collective understanding of these constants and their interrelationships will enable healthcare organizations to better integrate new IT and achieve organizational goals of developing a solid technological infrastructure to truly enhance the delivery of quality healthcare.

published proceedings

  • Hosp Top

author list (cited authors)

  • Bernstein, M. L., McCreless, T., & Ct, M. J.

citation count

  • 51

complete list of authors

  • Bernstein, Mariel L||McCreless, Tamuchin||Côté, Murray J

publication date

  • January 2007